Chou C., from the province of Kompong Tom, is a 48-year-old man who works as a hairdresser in front of his house. He has been in this business since 2005 and earns about $2 each day. His wife sells Khmer cakes in and around the community. They are blessed with three single children: two of them are working at various occupations and they each contribute some of their income to help the family cover its daily expenses. Chou C. is looking for a loan to buy a used motorcycle in order to make transportation easier for his family.
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.