Mrs. Nhoem A., a 59-year-old resident of a rural commune in Phnom Penh City, works as a local tailor from home, a job she started in 2006. She was married many years ago to MA. Chorn, who is an advisor in a pagoda. The couple has four single children, and one who is married and lives separately. Two of her children who are employed contribute a little income to help with the family expenses. Nhoem A. sews silk clothes which people like to wear A. ceremonies. Recently, she is lacking some raw materials she needs to continue her sewing services. This is why she has decided to ask for a loan of $500 from Kiva.
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.