San C. is a 42-year-old farmer and married woman. She also collects palm sugar in bulk on credit from palm climbers who live around her community and then she sells it, gaining a profit. San C. is married with eight children; three of them are working in a garment factory, while the other five are students. Her husband is a taxi driver and carpenter as well. In addition, San C. is pursuing a loan as capital, which will enable her to maintain her palm sugar trade for a longer time. She will use some of her loan to widen the size of her existing house.
Hattha Kaksekar Limited is one of the largest and most successful microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Cambodia. The organization provides microfinance services to the poor, particularly women, in urban and rural areas. Kiva lenders’ funds will be used to expand the outreach of HKL’s financial services to a greater number of clients in rural areas of Cambodia.