Mang S. is 36 years old, and is a good mother blessed with five children. Her two grown daughters work in a garment factory while other three go to school. Her husband is a palm climber who taps palm juice and turns it into sugar for sale.
Mang S. stays at home to make Khmer noodles. She also takes the noodles to retail sellers at the market. In order to make her business more successful and earn additional income, Mang S. is requesting a loan to increase the capital of her noodle-producing business. She intends to use the rest of the loan to buy an old motorbike for travel purposes.
Note: Mang S. was not available for a photograph so her husband is pictured instead.
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.