Mrs. Chhin, age 30, is married with two children who attend school. Her husband is a motor taxi driver in the community.
Mrs. Chhin is a domestic rice trader and she rents a small store where she operates her rice-selling business. She always buys rice in bulk at a wholesale price from her suppliers, and then resells it at a profit. Usually Mrs. Chhin earns around $2.50 a day to meet the needs of her family. For more income, Mrs. Chhin needs capital to purchase more rice to sell.
In the future, Mrs. Chhin hopes she can buy her own store. She also wants to support her children's education by putting them through a university.
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.