Sok L. is 44 years old and sells fritters in the village. Her husband, Chou Somnang, 41, helps her in selling these products. This couple has helped each other in order to earn money to feed their children. Right now, two of their children are employed and provide their incomes to help with the responsibilities of the family, while the remaining two are students. Sok L. wants to enlarge her business, which is the main source of income. Because Sok L. doesn’t have capital, she has decided to request a loan to be used to improve her store, as well as to buy more ingredients to produce the fritters that she sells.
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.