Mrs. Kim, 50, is a widow woman who lives in the Reussey Keo commune of Phnom Penh City. To earn a living, she opens a small business inside her house for selling coffee and other soft drinks to her neighbors or other travelers. From this business, Mrs. Kim could make around $10 each day to ensure that her family lives a comfortable life.
She is a hard-working woman who tries to make money to feed her four single children, most of whom are enrolled to school. Furthermore, they always assist her in selling coffee when they have time away from school. In order to increase her profit as well as making her business successful, Mrs. Kim would like to ask for some funds from Kiva lenders to add more investment so as she can use it to buy additional coffees and soft drinks for selling.
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.