Mrs. Ses S. is 60 years old, married and devoted to three children who are are working at different occupations. She is married to 62-year-old Eang Ten, who owns a plantation where he plants various fruits. She manages the family housework at home and sells fruit at the market to help support her family. Ses S. has been selling the fruit that her husband grows or that she buys from her wholesale supplier for several years. She wishes to buy a larger quantity of fruit to sell to retailers in the market, but she needs a vehicle for transport. To achieve her goal, Ses S. is requesting a loan to purchase a trailer to connect to her existing motorbike so that she can transport more fruit.
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.