Math A., 54, is a widowed mother blessed with four children: two are single and two are married and live separately. Math A. currently buys and sells used goods to earn a living. One of her single children assists her in operating the business. Math A. owns a trailer that she currently uses to transport the used goods, but it is too small side and unable to carry all of the items. Thus, she proposes to use her loan money to purchase another trailer, which will allow her to transport more used goods. Math A. intends to use the rest of the loan to increase her business capital.
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.