Meas is 52 years and is a single parent. Her husband passed away a few years ago and left her with 4 children, most of whom are married and have independent living. Recently, Meas engaged in a groceries selling business. She sells beef soup with noodles and fish porridge to the people in her neighborhood, and she is able to earn around $3.50 per day.
With the requested amount from HKL, Meas will use it to purchase a used motorcycle for her two children commuting to their workplaces, where they currently work as seamstresses. This motorcycle will enable her family to improve their living standard by reducing some expenses.
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.