Mrs. Math S. resides in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. There, she owns a small business, selling ice blocks to her villagers for a profit. She has a life partner in her husband who has a small garage at home where he provides a washing and repairing services. This older couple has four children, two of whom are car taxi drivers and the others are unemployed.
Math S. became an entrepreneur with Kiva’s field partner, HKL. This is her second loan. She is taking out this loan to renovate an existing vehicle that breaks down frequently.
Mrs. Math S. was busy at her business when the photo taken so her husband is pictured instead.
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.