Mrs. Huo, 23, is a married woman and the mother of a kid who lives under her care. Since 2000, she has worked in a crop-planting business on her own land, making an income of approximately $3 each day. Her husband is a mobile construction worker in Siem Reap Province.
Mrs. Huo’s husband is concerned that he faces difficulties in traveling to his workplace. Her husband always travels to work by hiring a taxi or walking because he doesn’t have his own vehicle. To solve the problem, Mrs. Huo has requested a loan in the amount of $300 to add with her personal savings to be used to buy a used motorcycle to provide transportation without hiring a taxi.
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.