Mrs. Som P. is a 55 year-old widow mother. She currently takes care of two kids who are teenagers and employed. To make a living, Som P. sells different types of vegetables from her rented store at the local market. She sells to people who come to buy ingredients for their cooking and usually generates about $5 each day. She is very busy at her business activity because she has many clients needing to buy her vegetables. In addition, she also grows some vegetables on the land she owns.
Som P. is taking out her loan to buy a pump to irrigate her crops. With any remaining cash from the loan, she will buy more vegetables to sell.
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.