Mrs. Teht, 36, owns a small shop in front of her house where she sells coffee and other soft drinks. She typically makes around $4.50 in profit each day to ensure that her family has a comfortable life. Her husband helps her with the business. She has three kids, all of whom sell different kinds of products in their own kiosk next to their house.
Mrs. Teht is concerned that she is hardly going anywhere, and she dreams of having a vehicle, but she doesn’t have money yet to buy one. Therefore, Mrs. Teht would like to borrow a loan to purchase a secondhand motorcycle for traveling needs. With the rest, she will use to buy a new cask for selling meatballs.
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.