Mrs. Kong S. P., 35, is a determined mother who works hard to feed her two children in secondary school. Kong S. P. owns a store inside the local market where she sells chicken porridge which brings in $5 each day to cover her family’s daily living expenses. Her husband helps her in selling food. The current income of this family is not enough to support them so to generate extra revenue, Kong S. P. wants to buy a used car so her husband can get a job as a taxi driver. She is applying for a loan of $1,000 to make this possible.
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.