Mrs. Nou is a 58-year-old woman who resides in the Ang Snoul district of Phnom Penh City. In order to earn an income, Mrs. Nou is growing some crops on her existing farmland. She is able to make about $2 each day. She is blessed with nine children, four of whom are single. One of the children is supported by her while the other three are employed as domestic construction workers. Five children have already married. Mrs. Nou’s husband is a security guard in the local secondary school. Mrs. Nou is asking for a US $1,000 loan. She wants it to add to her savings to buy a motorbike for her children to drive to work and to use for the transport needs of the whole family.
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.