Cultivating rice is part of 31-year-old Ou S.’s daily routine. Rice is an essential product vital to Cambodian people. She learned to do this from her grandmother and she is very widely known in this sector since before she was married. Her husband, Sim Mari, is a blacksmith. He is good at making doors and windows. He usually earns an average of US$15 each day. Most of the income for her whole family relies on her husband’s business.
Currently, Ou S.’s husband is running his business very well because he sells his items at a reasonable price. In order to better satisfy the needs of the customers, Ou S. is seeking a US$ 1200 loan for her husband to buy bigger amounts of iron in order to produce doors and windows to sell.
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.