Mrs. Loep A. is 49 years old and a resident of Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. She is married to Karya, 53, who is a security officer in the district. She currently takes care of three kids and another two are married and live away from home. Four of the children are employed in different fields. Loep A. was not available at photo time so her husband is pictured instead.
Loep A. earns a living as a clothes seller, selling both men’s and ladies’ clothes at the market. From her business, she is able to earn an average of US$3 per day.
Loep A. will be using her first loan to decorate her house which she will rent to guests for a fee.
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.