Chea H. is a 67-year-old woman who has been living in Phnom Penh. She has learned how to combine different kinds of tree roots for natural medicines and she uses her knowledge to earn a profit for supporting the needs of the family.
Her husband is currently a recycling seller - he buys used goods to sell to a wholesaler, who then sells the goods in bulk to other countries. The used goods he deals in are mostly leftover electrical wires and plastic.
She has six children: three are married and live away from home, and the other three are single and live under her care. Chea H.'s husband wishes to earn an additional income. Chea H. would like to ask for a loan in order to support her husband’s business to purchase used goods for resale.
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.