Vaon V., 40, is married to Nhan Voeun, (pictured) age 51. Vaon V. is a local chef; she is also hired by people to cook food for their wedding parties. She usually earns an average US$3 a day to be managed all her family’s daily living needs, as another source of family income come from her husband, who sells rice husks that he buys from hulling machine. This couple is the good parents of five children; two of whom live separately and other three are dependent on their income. Vaon V. said that she also faces the transportation problem because she doesn’t have a vehicle for driving needs and she hopes to have a motorbike but she is not adequate money to buy one. Therefore, she is looking for contributors on Kiva through HKL to be used to purchase a motorcycle.
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.