Suon K., 37, is a resident of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, where she has established a small family home and lives with other family members. She is married to Bun Sokha, 41, and has three school-aged children, who require her financial support. Her husband owns a small truck that he uses to pick up merchandise or garment workers for a profit. In order to earn an income, Suon K. buys clothing in bulk from the factory and from her wholesale supplier and sells it at retail prices in the local public market. Suon K. is taking out her loan to buy a new motorcycle which will allow her children to ride to school.
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.