Heng C., 65, resides in Dong Kor, near Phnom Penh city. She is a widow and mother of one son, a truck driver who is married.
With the palm-climbing season approaching, C. wants to take this opportunity to earn extra income by investing in the sugar trade. Because C. doesn’t have capital, she decided to seek assistantance from HKL. She will use her loan to buy palm sugar from palm climbers and retail the sugar at the market.
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.