Mrs. Ven S. A., aged 30, operates her own small business selling different types of vegetable at the local market. She sells the vegetables that she grows or buys them from other farmers. She has a life partner in her husband (who appears in the photo above) who is also a truck driver for a small firm. The couple helps each other in order to feed their two teenage kids, who are enrolled in school.
Ven S. A.’s husband has recently resigned from his job and he hopes to invest in a motorcycle-trailer business as a taxi driver but he has no capital yet to stA. this business. Therefore, Ven S. A. has requested a loan of US$500 to be used to buy a second-hand motorcycle with attached trailer for her husband to use to pick up passengers for a fee.
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.