S. is a 26-year-old married mother of two school-aged children. She has built a kiosk next to her home where she sells a few cooking supplies and desserts to earn a living. As another source of family income, her husband collects or buys carving wood from forests and sells it at a profit. Recently, S. has sold nearly all the items from her stock supply. She is requesting a loan so that she can restock with a larger quantity of groceries.
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.