Mrs. Man Y. is a humble woman who lives in a rural area of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. She earns about US$4 per day from selling fresh fish at Chrang Chomres market. Mrs. Man Y. has five children: one is now married and lives outside of the family home, while the other four are no longer in school and are employed at different jobs. She has a life partner in her husband who is shown in the picture above. He assists his wife in delivering fish to the market for sale.
Man Y. has a son who wants to have a life partner in his wife but he needs to hold a wedding party. Because the family doesn’t have enough money yet, Man Y. decided to request a loan of US$1,100 from Kiva lenders to pay for a wedding party for her son.
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.