Sum S. is a firewood seller who is 38 years old, and is a married father caring for three children who are pupils in the local public school. Sum S. has been selling firewood since 2002, earning a profit of approximately $6.40 each day to help support the family's expenses. His wife makes a living by raising pigs in a cage behind their house.
Presently, Sum S. uses his old motorcyle as a vehicle to transport his firewood to sell in and around his community in Kompong Tom province. Unluckily, his motorcycle broke down during the process. The couple wishes to buy a new one, but they don’t have sufficient cash to make that possible. In order to deal with this trouble, Sum S. is requesting a loan which will be used to buy a new motorcycle to replace the broken one.
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.