Mrs. Saing P. is 39 years old and a resident of Phnom Penh City, where she has established a small family home with other members. Her husband provides a little income to support the family’s living expenses by driving a ferry boat. The couple is blessed with three young kids who are enrolled in the local primary school.
Saing P. built a workshop located along the street where she sells inventory to people who are passersby. She sells items like cane goods, snack food, and some sweets both retail and wholesale.
Saing P. wants to decorate her shop because she hopes it may attract more clients. Then she wishes to accumulate more inventory for her store. In order to make that possible, she decided to ask for a Kiva loan of $1,000 through 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.