Luon R. is 58 years old. She is the mother of seven children – four of whom are single, and three are married and now live in their own houses.
To make a living, Luon R. grows rice crops on her farmland, which has belonged to her since 1979. On average, she can earn a profit of approximately $1 each day. Luon R. has a life partner in her husband who is a recycling seller. He earns an income about $2 each day. He buys used goods to sell to a wholesaler, who then sells them in bulk to other countries.
Luon R. is looking for a loan to buy used goods to sell, and to buy a used motorcycle to transport them to the buyers.
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.