Veng K. is a 50-year-old woman who lives with another family member in Kompong Tom Province. She is a hard working woman and a low income person.
She owns an old motorcycle that she uses to sell pork, beef, fish, and vegetables door-to-door in and around her community. She is able to make at least $5 per day and has been engaged in this work since 1995.
She has a life partner in her husband who plants crops to earn a living, and this couple has given birth to five children. Veng K. also buys fish paste in bulk to resell for extra income.
She is taking out her loan as capital to buy fish paste to resell, which will allow her to increase her profits.
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.