Mrs. S., 49, and her husband, Keut Om, 48 run their business out of their home. They get cloth from the garment industry to sew into other products to sell, typically making US$3 a day to support their family’s daily expenses. They have five children, three of whom work in a garment factory. S. has difficulty delivering the finished clothing to her customers because her motor is too small to carry much. So S. is requesting a loan to buy a trailer to use with her existing motor so she can handle more clothes.
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.