Mrs. Mom C., 49 years old, lives in the capital city of Phnom Penh. She owns a small store inside the local market where she sells a variety of cakes. She generates a profit of approximately US $5 a day to help support her family’s daily expenses with more stability. Mom C. has a life partner in her husband who sells fish sauce around his community. The couple helps each other in order to earn money to support their three children who attend school. Mom C. will be using part of this loan to improve her cake business and the rest to increase the capital of her husband's business.
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.