The woman shown in the picture is Mrs. Nuon, 52 years old, who lives in Siem Reap Province. She owns a small store in the local market which is full of people, and she uses this store to sell porridge in the morning and afternoon.
She generates a profit approximately of $2 a day to help support her family's daily expenses with more stability. Her husband is the chief provider for the family, and he works as a motor taxi driver.
This couple has six children, two of whom work in a hotel as internal staff. Mrs. Nuon will be using part of this requested money to purchase more necessary ingredients for making porridge to sell; the rest of the loan will be used to buy a new motor-trailer for her husband to use in his business.
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.