Mr. Sam S. is 49 years old and a resident of Kampong Chhnang province. Here he earns a living farming rice. He also climbs palm trees to tap palm juice and boils it into palm sugar for a profit. His wife stays at home to either do housework or sell a few cooking ingredients from home. The couple has seven children: three are married and live separately and the other four are single. One of their daughters works in garment factory. Sam S. hopes to encourage his one daughter get a job as a tailor at home, so he would like a loan to buy a sewing machine and some cloths to begin a sewing service.
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.