Mrs. Preng V., 29, and her husband Chap Samoeun are goldsmiths from Takoy Village in Battambang Province. V. earns $5 per day and Samoeun earns about $10 per day. They have two children, both of whom are students. V. seeks a $1,100 loan to purchase gold to create jewelry. With this loan she hopes to both expand her business and continue to provide for her children.
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.