Mr. Manh R., 26, lives in Siem Reap province. He owns a small shop in front of his home where he sells coffee and some cooking supplies to his neighbors. Manh R. lives with his wife, who stays at home to assist him in selling his items. This couple was married years ago and they have a lovely young child who is not enrolled in school. Due to lack of capital, Manh R. would like a loan of US $700 to purchase more inventory items to continue selling. He will use some of the loan to decorate his shop in order to attract more clients.
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.