Lias, 51, is a married woman who resides in Reussey Keo, a suburb of Phnom Penh city. She lives there with her two single children and sells mixed products from a general store next to her house. In her store, she sells many products such as sweet things, groceries, soft drinks, ice, snacks, canned foods and other household products, which yields a profit of $2.00 per day. She also depends on her daughter’s income, who works in a coffee shop, to cover daily financial necessities.
Lias is asking for a loan amount of US$800 to purchase a motorcycle to give possible transport service for her family. In the future, she hopes to expand her store and sell more kinds of merchandise.
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.