Poeu Y., 56, is a cake-seller living in Kampong Chhnang province. She is a widow and lives with two daughters, one of whom is married and the other single. To help feed the family better, one of her daughters sells beef soup in front of her home. Poeu Y.’s daughter started selling soup months ago, but she doesn’t have enough equipment to do her best at her trade. That is why Poeu Y. has requested a loan to allow her daughter to buy more equipment. She hopes to use some of the loan to buy two piglets to raise.
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.