From the Reussey Keo community, Mrs. Loth, 32, is a hardworking and creative businesswoman. She is a widow and has only one son who lives under her care. He is a student at a university. To earn a living, Mrs. Loth has been running a business as a vermicelli seller in a market near her community. From this trade she is able to earn an average of $8 per day. She now is very worried about paying the school fee for her son. Thus, she would like to request some funds from generous donors. She is hoping that after her son has graduated, he will get a good job. This will be her first loan cycle with HKL and Kiva partners. She said that this fund is very useful for her family.
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.