From the Ornlong Veng District, Siem Reap Province, Mrs. Chan is a 33-year-old married woman, and she is a good mother of five children. One of her children is married and lives independently. Chan is a hardworking mother for supporting her family expenses. Chan generates her income by selling fish-paste. She has been in this business for many years. From this business, she earns about $2 each day.
She is married to Vong, who is a soldier in a commune where he must go to work far away from his house every day. Her husband spends some money for a motor taxi every day, so it is a problem that cuts down her income; therefore, she and her husband want to purchase a motorbike, but they lack money. Chan would like to request a loan to buy a motorbike for facilitating her husband’s work. She hopes that this loan will make her family meet happiness.
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.