Mrs. Khoeun, age 43 and a loving mother of four single children, prefers cultivating rice crops for her livelihood. She owns a few plots of farmland located in Ang Snoul district where she permanently lives with her family. Her husband is a good chef who cooks especially for the hosts of parties, for example, a wedding party, a funeral and other similar parties.
These days, Khoeun’s husband has encountered some difficulties in traveling to his workplaces due to the lack of a vehicle. In order to solve the problems, Khoeun decided to look for some funds from HKL and Kiva to purchase a used motorcycle for her husband to commute to work as well as for the entire family’s use. In the future, Khoeun wants to operate a rice-trading business in her commune.
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.