Mrs. S. is 42 years of age and a married woman. In order to cover the needs of the family, S. built a small store in front of her house where she sells a few groceries. She has been in this sector for eighteen years and is earning approximately US$ 5 per day. To help support the family, her husband works repairing vehicles in his village.
S. is blessed with two children who are employed: one is a painter and one sews clothes to earn a living. S. has a child who wants to buy land where she will build a new house to live separately. As she doesn’t have money yet, S. is applying for a loan for her child use to buy a piece of land.
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.