Mrs. Sou K. is a 58-year-old married woman who sells grocery items out of her home. She has had twenty years' experience and earns approximately of $3 per day. Her husband (shown in the picture) buys clothes that are less than export quality from garment industries to resell in his community for a profit. This has been very profitable for family, and Sou K. now needs a loan so her husband can increase his working capital. The couple has nine children, five of whom are married.
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.