Mrs. Men is a responsible mother who resides in Ang Snoul, a suburb area of Phnom Penh city. She is now 67 years old, a widow and the mother of two children. Since her husband passed away, Mrs. Men has tried hard to raise her children. And now, both of them have their own careers: one is a construction foreman and the other is a policeman. Mrs. Men earns a living by purchasing and reselling rice. She has been in this business since 1990. She really enjoys this business and she typically makes a profit of $6 USD a day. Every day Mrs. Men goes to work by riding a bicycle and sometimes by walking which is difficult for her. Thus, she is taking out a loan in the sum of USD1200 to buy a motorcycle to use in her business. In the future, she wants to become a well-known tradeswoman in her community and expand her rice selling business largely.
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.