Kom Y. is a 70-year-old widow living in a medium-sized home with family members in Kompong Cham Province. To earn a living, Kom Y. grows a rice crop on her farmland, which has belonged to her for many years. Her husband died several years ago because of illness. They were blessed with two children, one of whom is a construction worker, and the other one a garment worker.
Kom Y. says her kids always go to work by renting a motor taxi. To decrease the motor taxi expense, Kom Y. is requesting a loan to buy a motorbike. They will use this motorbike to ride to their job location.
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.