Mrs. Thai is a 36-year-old small businesswoman who lives in Siem Reap Province. To make a living, she sells meat to people who eat it with beer or wine and other drinks in the village. Her husband earns a daily income by working in a brick kiln as a supervisor. He makes a profit of approximately $3.50 per day to share some responsibility with Mrs. Thai. They are blessed with four children, all of whom are single. One of the children is employed as a temporary staff member for Metfone mobile company. Mrs. Thai would like to seek a loan to add more capital into her current business so she can purchase more meat and drink to sell. Mrs. Thai hopes she can extend the size of her business and construct a new house for her whole family to live in a comfortable house.
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.