Lep is a 48-year-old married woman, living in Reussey Keo commune, a suburb area Phnom Penh City. She earns a living by selling merchandise like metal pots, plastic baskets, plates, spoons, and other kitchen supplies. She has spent most of her time outdoor to run this business, from which she usually generates in the neighborhood of $3.00 per day. Her husband also helps her in the same business. With this loan amount, Mrs. Lep will use it to buy a stock of merchandise to sustain her business. In the future, she will save some money to invest and expand her existing business as it is improving.
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.