Aork is 51 years old and a married woman who resides in Baray district of Kompong Tom province. She has three married children and three single children, who currently are living with her. She has been a widow for a few years.
Aork tries to work hard to support her family. She is involved in agriculture business cultivating rice in the rainy season. For additional income, Aork acts as a seamstress at home. She repairs clothes, coats, robes and outerwear. In parallel, two of her daughters are working in the same field as her. They work for a clothes shop as seamstresses.
Aork would like to have a loan from Kiva, through HKL, to purchase a used motorcycle for her daughters to commute to their workplace. In the future as her business goal, Aork wants to have as many customers as possible, so she’ll buy another sewing machine with different functions to satisfy them.
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.