Mrs. S. is the mother who is blessed with five children. Two are married and have already started new homes, while the other three are single. She has two children who are working as fishermen.
S., age 48, owns a medium-sized piece of farmland that she plants rice crops on to earn a living. Also, she goes with her husband and her children to fish in and around Tunle Sap Lake for additional income. S. faces a problem: She has no vehicle for traveling. S. has requested a loan of $1,200 to buy a new motorbike to provide transportation for her family. She intends to use any remaining money from the loan to buy fishing tools for fishing business.
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.