Bun N., age 32, owns and operates a handicraft business whose main activity is selling rattan cupboards and wooden beds. She sells rattan that she and her husband produce or that they order from other makers who live in the village.
Bun N. uses her cow cart as transportation and it takes a week to sell all her items. Recently she lacks enouigh cash to buy raw materials to make more of her products to satisfy the needs of her customers, so she has applied for assistance through Kiva’s field partner, 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.