Chheng T. is 27 years old and sells items such as cooking ingredients, sweets, and soft drinks in front of her house. Chheng’s retail customers are passers-by as well as nearby neighbors. She has been running her shop for a long time and earns around 4 USD a day. Her husband works in the construction sector and also is a fisherman to earn extra income. The couple has a lovely young child who is attending school.
Chheng is requesting a loan to buy extra grocery items to sell at her shop. She will also save part of her loan so that her husband may buy fishing tools.
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.