Loek S., 67 years old, is a humble villager living in the capital, Phnom Penh, in the middle of Cambodia. She is married and blessed with three children; two of them are employed in different jobs earning an income.
To earn a living, Loek S. and her husband are local crop farmers, growing rice and vegetables on their own farmland. Her children use their own motorbike to go to work every day. Unfortunately, their existing motorbike has often broken down during use. Because of that, Loek S. has decided to seek a loan of $600 from Kiva, which she will use to exchange her children's broken-down motorcycle.
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.