Bun T., age 32, owns a grocery store in front of her home, where she sells various kinds of cooking ingredients to earn a living. Bun T. has been in this business since the beginning of 2008 and is earning around US$ 10 each day. She is married to Seng Hun, 37, who is an electrician for a government ministry.
Bun T. has conducted her business very well, gained many customers and earned a good income. Recently, part of her inventory has sold out and she lacks money to resupply her stock. Therefore, Bun T. requests a loan of US$ 1000 which she will use to buy additional grocery items 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.