Chet S. currently weaves bamboo baskets, selling her finished products to buyers who come directly to her house and then take them to sell at the market. She generally makes over 50 sets of baskets before selling out and also orders baskets from the other villagers to sell for additional income. Her husband helps with the family expenses by working in construction. In the past, Chet S. and her family faced difficulties with their sanitation because their house doesn’t have a bathroom, so she has decided to ask for a loan to build a new bathroom.
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.