Dong D., 48, is married and earns a living as a taxi driver. He has been in this business since 2000, and makes about $5 a day. He also buys fish in bulk for his wife to sell in the local market. His wife is facing a problem, because she does not have a place from which to sell. To help make this possible, they are applying for a loan of $800 to buy their own kiosk. We see Dong D. and his wife in this photograph.
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.