As shown in the picture, Chuon, a 44-year-old married woman, is sitting in her small store in Pouk district, Siem Reap province. These days, her store is almost empty of products because she has run out of stock. The purpose of this loan is to buy stock of merchandise such as snacks, cigarettes, canned foods, sweets, shampoos and other necessary things to restore her stock again. She is now living with her husband and 3 single children.
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.