Mrs. P. established a small family home four years ago in the middle of the best territory of the capital city of Phnom Penh, and she has given birth to seven children, two of whom are married. Three of her children are employed with different occupations: one is a vegetable vendor, one sells clams, and one is a building worker.
Mrs. P. currently sells different kinds of vegetables in the market to earn a living, and her husband assists her in selling her produce. P. has a son who wants to get married and he needs to have a wedding party, but he doesn't have money. P. has requested a loan to allow her son to make a wedding party possible. (Mrs. P. was not available on this day, 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.