Mrs. San R. K., 48 years old, sells dried fish in the Kilomet 6 market in Phnom Penh City. She takes care of seven children, two of whom contribute about $4 a day to the family by working in the garment factory; the rest are students. Her husband, Mr. Tes Ya, drives a motorcycle taxi and earns about $2 a day.
She is now asking for a loan of $1000 to expand her dried fish-selling business and further her children’s studies. She thanks Kiva and promises to be prompt in repaying her loan.
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.