Mrs. Khut lives in a village in the province of Kompong Cham. She sells a few wares in front of her home. She sells items like soft drink, sweets for kids and some cooking supplies. She earns an average income of $2.50 each day to cover her family’s needs. She is a single mother who has a school-aged child. Recently, Mrs. Khut’s inventory has been exhausted; she wants to resupply and is requesting a loan to build up her inventory so she can continue 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.