Sorn, 42, has three school-age children. Her occupation is raising piglets for selling. Her husband, Khan 41, sells local firewood to his neighbors. Khan has a small traditional cart for his activities in which he always faces difficulties because he must travel far away to the near mountain and forest in order to find firewood. After a while, this family earned some money, but not enough to buy one motor to use in his selling local firewood activities. So, Sorn decided to take a loan of $400 from HKL as her second loan and the first loan from Kiva. Sorn hopes that she can afford to send her children to the university.
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.