Sam Y., 53, is skilled at making furniture. His main activity is selling rattan cupboards and beds. He sells these products, which he and his wife make at home or they order from other rattan weavers who live in the village.
Sam Y. and his wife have three children, one of whom is married. Two of their daughters are employed: One has been working in the sewing industry for years and the other is a rattan weaver. In order to make additional income, Sam Y. is asking for a loan from Kiva to buy planks so that he can go on making beds for sale.
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.