Mrs. Nouen S. became a fruit seller when she was single, but she is now married with three young children, all of whom are students and dependent upon their parents' income. Nouen sells fruits that she orders in bulk from her wholesale supplier, operating her business inside the market, generating substantial income for her family. Her husband fishes for a profit but now requires more equipment, so Nouen is requesting a loan of $1000 to make the necessary purchases.
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.