Mrs. Thorng C. has been operating a farming business for years, a skill she learned from her grandparent when she was young. She is a widowed mother and has eight children: one is married and seven are single. Almost all of her children are no longer in school and they work at different occupations.
Her children also work in the farm fields frequently alongside her when they are free from their jobs. Besides her farm work, Mrs. Thorng C. has another skill in sewing clothes. She now wants to use this knowledge to earn extra income, but she needs to have material to perform this service. As she lacks money, Mrs. Thorng C. is asking for a loan to buy essential material in order to begin this service.
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.