Mrs. Vong Y. is a good mother to four children, three of whom are married while the other one is single and no longer in school. To help contribute to the family’s daily expenses, one of her daughters works sewing clothes in the garment factory.
Vong Y. owns a medium-size piece of farmland in the village, where she cultivates rice crops to earn a living. Another source of family income comes from her husband, who is a mobile-phone repairman. He has a shop for selling and mending phones.
Mrs. Vong Y. is borrowing a loan of $400 for her husband to improve the financial capital of his phone business.
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.