Mrs. Chank is a 53 year old woman who has lived in the Reussey Keo commune of Phnom Penh City. She has given birth to five children, two are single and three are already married.
To make a living, Mrs. Chank and her husband sell some firewood in and around their community and they are able to get an income, on average, of $7.5 USD each day to help support their family with financial expenses. Besides this, they have a good skill for making furniture such as beds and chairs to sell at home for extra-income. Mrs. Chank will be using a loan to purchase additional firewood to continue selling and to buy more wood to produce beds and chairs.
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.