Meas V. is 50 years of age and currently lives in Phnom Penh, the capital Cambodia. Meas V. owns a small place located in front of garment industry, where she is selling well with her dessert business. She typically generates an income of $4 a day to contribute her family’s daily living. She is a widow mother who has given birth to four children. Three of her daughters are employed: two are food servers for a company and one is a sewing worker for garment factory. Meas V. is taking out her loan to expand her current business. This loan will provide her with additional income and a standard of her family’s living.
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.