Chuon D., 28, is a low-income person living in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Here she has her own small business: she sells sugarcane juice to students at the local public high school.
Chuon D. was married years go and has two school-aged children, while her husband is a motorcycle taxi driver.
Chuon D. would like to operate her business at the school but she is required to pay the cost of renting her place. Therefore she would like a loan to help pay those fees so she can continue operating her business there which is an attractive place for generating extra income. She proposes to use the rest of the loan to buy a machine for taping sugar cane.
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.