Sewing clothes is the main part of 48-year-old Kim T.'s daily routine. Kim T. provides her service to her neighbors, sewing both traditional and modern clothes. She runs her business very well, and a lot of customers recognize the good service she provides.
Kim T. is married to Song Sing, 53, a construction foreman, and they have four children. One of their daughters is employed in a garment factory as an internal staff, while the other three are single and are studying in school.
Kim T. is concerned that her daughter is facing difficulties travelling to her workplace. She travels to work by hiring a taxi or by walking because she doesn't have her own vehicle. To encourage her daughter, Kim T. has requested a loan in the amount of $1100 to to buy a new motorcycle for her daughter to travel to work.
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.