Vanh, 24, is a single woman who lives with her mother in Siem Reap province. Vanh earns a living by giving people massages in her workplace near the province's market. She has been engaged in this business since 2009 and she is able to generate approximately $4.00 per day from her business activity. Her workplace is far away from her house, so every day she takes a motorcycle taxi to work, which makes her spend a fortune per month. Vanh wants to use the amount of $500 to buy a second-hand motorcycle. This loan will help her reduce some of her expenses and save more money for her future business growth.
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.