Bun is a 38-year-old married woman who lives in Prey Chor district, Kompong Cham province. She works as a garment factory worker, earning a monthly salary of $80 for a living. She has a common law relationship with her husband, who works as a construction worker in and around the community. The couple has been married for a long time but unfortunately they are not blessed with any children at all. Bun strives to work overtime and she has saved some money to buy a motorcycle for the family's use. Due to lack of funds, she is taking out a loan from HKL and Kiva to add to her saved money to purchase a good motorcycle. Through this loan, the family will cut down on their daily transportation expenses. In the future, she dreams of having her own seamstress shop in the neighborhood.
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.