Mrs. Tath, 61, is in the business of selling Khmer traditional cake in her province, Kompong Chhnang, and is a mother of four children. Some of her children are working and living separately because of their job or business. Her oldest daughter owns a store and sells mixed products, which can make a good profit, in a local market in Pursat province. And another one works as a garment factory worker in Phnom Penh city. They are cooperating well in earning income for the family. Though all of them are living far away from home, they always get in touch with their mother.
Presently Tath’s daughter has run out of stock of her products for sale. Thus, Mrs. Tath is applying for a loan from Kiva to purchase merchandise for her daughter’s business. In the future, she hopes that her family can improve the businesses and earn a more comfortable income.
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.