Kang P. is an older village woman and widow; her husband died of senility years ago. She currently lives with her seven children; three are single and four are married. To earn a living, Kang P. cultivates a rice crop and has been farming since 1990. Three of her children are employed as sewing workers at the local factory. Kang P.’s children complain that it is hard to travel to work because they do not have a vehicle - they must either walk or take a taxi. Therefore, Kang P. is applying for a loan to purchase a motorcycle for her children to ride 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.