Mao M., 31 years old, owns a small shop located along the big road where she sells soft drinks and food. She typically makes around $8.33 of profit each day to ensure that her family has a comfortable living. She has been married for many years to Pin Phoeun, 30, a local farmer, and they have not any children yet.
Mao M. is running her business well because she has skills in public relations which she uses with her customers. However, her income is not very much as her business has recently come to a low capacity due to insufficient financial capital. Mao M. wishes to have more funds to increase her capital which will allow her to improve her profits. This is why she has decided to look for lenders on 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.