Mrs. Doeur is a conscientious and hardworking person who lives in Kompong Thom. She is 36 years old and the mother of five children, all of whom are single and live together with her and her husband. Currently Doeur works in a local rubber plantation field with two of her children. She has been engaged in this job since 2010 and she gets her salary monthly. Normally she can earn an average of $2.50 per day to support their living and cover household expenses.
She has difficulty with transportation. She said, “Every day my children and I go to work by hiring a motor-taxi service, and sometimes we have to walk if we don’t have enough money for the transportation fee.” For this reason, Mrs. Doeur is seeking a loan from Kiva to purchase a second motorcycle for use in the family. She said that this fund would help her reduce transportation expenses and increase their income for living. For the future, she hopes she can send her children to finish at least high school level.
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.