Mat D., 27 years old, owns a small house and a grocery shop, where she sells many items, including cooking ingredients, sweets, soft drinks, and plastic products. Mat D. retails her inventory to people who are passing by and are also to neighbors who live near her house. She has been running her grocery store for a long time and earns an average of $6 a day.
To making additional income, she also feeds a few chickens behind her house. Her husband is a local fisherman. This couple now lives with two children who go to school.
Mat D. has applied for a loan from HKL, a Kiva field partner, to purchase additional chickens to raise.
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.