Cambodia operates as a free market, so lots of couples co-operate and try to make an effort to find which job is suitable for them to earn an income for the family. With many choices of jobs, Mrs. Bou has been running a business selling vegetables. She sells her vegetables in one market far away from her community. From this business, Bou earns about $4 USD. Everyday, Bou must spend some money for a motor taxi for operating her business. Because of the long distance and no motorbike for operating her business, Bou has decided to request some funds from HKL and Kiva to purchase a motorbike for facilitating her business. She hopes that this fund will help her meet happiness and gain more profit each day.
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.