Kourn R. is a rattan cupboard and bed maker. She is 35 and is a married mother with two children who are pupils in the local public school. Since 2006, Kourn R. and her husband have been selling their products in front of their house, which has located in Kompong Tom Province. The couple also orders rattan items in bulk from braiders and then takes the finished items door-to-door to sell across the province. They always take a week or two to sell their products this way. Kourn R. is now able to run her business very well because she sells her items at a reasonable price. Kourn R. is looking for a loan to use as capital to buy more wood to make beds for selling.
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.