Mrs. S., aged 30, owns and operates a handicraft business making and selling rattan cupboards. She sells rattan that her husband weaves or she orders from other weavers who live in the village. She and her husband also take time to sell retail by using their horse-drawn cart as transport. It takes a week to sell all their rattan. S. has received orders from her customers but she lacks the capital to satisfy her customers' needs. For this reason, S. has decided to request a loan to purchase a larger amount of raw materials so she can weave many sets of rattan cupboards to meet her customers' requirements.
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.