Mrs. Pen, 27, lives in the province of Siem Reap and cares for one child. She runs a small wooden store in front of her house, where she sells little snack foods, soft drinks, shampoo, and some groceries to her neighbors.
To generate more income, her husband works as a motor taxi driver in and around his village. Mrs. Pen is requesting her loan to buy grocery inventory for her store. She will use the rest of the money to buy a new motor for her husband to run his motor taxi service.
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.