Mrs. Loep S., 32, owns a medium-sized restaurant including music, where she sells food, beef, wine, beer, and soft drink to people who come directly to eat at her restaurant. She also receives helps from her husband to conduct the business (he appears in the photo). Loep S. has newly started her business and she still needs some money to accumulate her business capital. She dreams of having many clients recognize the good service that she provides. That is why Loep S. is looking for a $1000 loan from Kiva’s project partner, HKL.
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.