Huon, age 58, is a mother of a big family with seven children: two single and five married children. She lives in a small village of Prey Chor district, Kompong Cham province. She has been involved in a rice farming business to earn a living. She has fewer duties to look after her children since they are employed and have become independent.
With the amount she requested from Kiva, Huon will add to her capital to start up a business selling groceries in a local market to improve the household income. Her daughter will also support her in this type of business. She has borrowed four loans from HKL already. This will be her fifth loan given to make a change in her family’s status.
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.