Choun, 33, is married and has two children attending school. She operates a small business selling grilled beef from a rented booth in a local market of Prey district to generate additional income for the family. She is hard-working in order to ensure a good living standard and provide basic necessities for her children. As shown in the photo, Choun is pouring the marinade over her beef and making pickle green papaya for the business.
She is now asking for a loan of USD 1,000 to purchase and own a stall for selling purposes, so that she doesn’t need to pay any rented fees monthly. She hopes to obtain the loan and improve her business in the coming years. Choun plans to save her generated income for her children attending university after they finish high school. This will be her second loan with HKL.
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.