Producing Khmer noodles is part of 41-year-old Len S.’s daily routine. It is one snack food that is a necessary, vital product to people. She learned to do this from her grandmother and she has been very widely known in this sector since before she was married.
Her husband is skilled in making wooden furniture by hand in the village. Len S. is blessed with four children who live together in the family home. One of her daughters is married and currently lives in her new house.
The core profit of Len S.’s house depends on her husband's jobs, and now he wants to add more capital as funds for expanding his business by purchasing some pieces of wood to make windows and doors for selling to people who need to repair and decorate their house. Because of this reason, Len S. has requested a loan to add to her personal money for her husband to buy some pieces of wood to make windows and doors 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.