But S., a 38-year-old mother of six children, all teenagers and attending school, generates her daily income by selling stone with her husband. Purchasing large stone blocks from people who live near the mountains, they break down and carve them into small pieces, finally selling the pieces to people who need them to build their houses or to cover the street. This stone-selling business is the family's main source of income, and But S. is looking for her second loan in the amount of $1100 to purchase more stone blocks.
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.