Mrs. Sum is a 46-year-old married woman, the loving mother of nine children, and is in the business of growing vegetables for sale. She works on her own farmland that is next to her house, earning approximately $2.00 per day. This income cannot support the family well. Two of her sons also work hard to support the family, especially their small brothers and sisters who are school aged. Sum feels pity for her two sons who always go to work by taking a motor taxi and sometimes by walking. It’s really difficult for them and they have to spend much money as well. Therefore, Sum decided to ask for some funds from HKL and Kiva in the sums of $1,200 to buy a motorcycle for her sons for travelling to work. In the future, she wishes to send some of her children to join the university.
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.