Thouk I. is an older woman and a widowed mother of four children. Her husband died of senility years ago.
Two of her children are married and live independently, while other two are single. Thouk I. has been working as a rice farmer since her children were very young. Currently, she owns a piece of land, on which she cultivates different crops to earn a living. To help meet the family’s financial needs, one of her daughters is working for a hotel. Thouk I. saw that her daughter was having difficulty commuting to work because she doesn’t own a vehicle. So Thouk I. decided to seek a loan to purchase a used motorcycle for her daughter to commute to work.
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.