Map I., 50, is a widow who resides in a district of Phnom Penh city in Cambodia. She is a good mother who takes care of two school-aged children, while another one is now married and lives independently. Map I. stays at home to do housework and cooks delicious meals for her children. The family is supported by her daughter, who earns income by providing small loans wI. specific repayment schedules to people who live nearby. Map I.’s son-in-law is a motorcycle taxi (tuk tuk) driver. His motorbike and is getting old and he often spends his money on repair costs so many times. Map I. really wants to assist him, but she doesn’t enough money to do that. So she has decided to ask for a loan of $1000, which she will use to buy a new motorcycle for her son-in-law so he can run his a taxi service as usual.
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.