Peou V. is a 41-year-old, married mother. She has a small shop in the local market in Phnom Penh City. She always gets up early in the morning in order to travel to the market. She sells rice and meatball to people who have no time to cook for themselves and can come to eat at her shop.
Her husband is car taxi driver in around city and other province. The main incomes in her family come from her husband’s business. This family normally earns an average of $12 per day to help cover their family’s daily living expenses. The couple has only one child who is still a student in school.
Unluckily, an existing car often has broken down during use. Because of that, Peou V. has decided to seek a loan, which she will use for her husband to fix the broken car.
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.