Mrs. Meth S., 42, sells dried fish and earns about $4 a day. She is a widow who takes care of four children, one of whom contributes about $2 a day to the family by working in the garment factory. The rest of the children are students and they help her in make the dried fish. She now lives with her children in the Bei Village in the Chrung Chumres I Sangkat in Phnom Penh City. Because of her business, she can help her children go to school and pay her family’s living expenses. She now needs her second loan of $1000 to buy a new motorcycle to replace a broken one. With a new motorbike, she will upgrade her business transportation to be more efficient.
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.