Mam K. has been selling a few wares in front of her home in Phnom Penh city. She sells items like soft drinks, fast foods, perfume, sweets for kids, and some cooking supplies. Her husband helps her in the business. They earn around $10 each day to cover the family’s needs.
Mam K. has five kids, two whom are single and working at a variety of jobs. The remaining three are married and live away from home. Mam K. is concerned that she cannot go to the market often to buy her goods. She dreams of having a vehicle to pick up her items. Mam K. would like a loan to purchase a new motorcycle for her transportation.
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.