Chan L. is 52 years old and a married woman. She and her husband are rattan cupboard sellers in Kompong Tom Province. The couple helps each other to earn money to feed their five children. Two of the kids are attending school, and the other three are working at different occupations. In the business activities, her husband also assists her in buying and selling rattan cupboard along the road. This family normally earns an average of $6 per day to help cover their family’s daily living expenses. Chan L. now is selling well because she has good public communication skills. To meet the needs of her customer, Chan L. is applying for a loan to buy more of rattan cupboards to sell.
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.