Sum is 48 years-old and a married woman who has been residing in Prey Chor district, Kompong Cham. The main source of her income is generated from different businesses: cultivating rice, making grinders from raw mortar, and trading ripe tamarinds. Sum has six children, five of whom started their new families while her last-born child lives with her and is in need of her allowances.
As of now, Sum has applied for a loan to purchase raw mortar for the purpose of making grinders and mortars and pestles. This loan will enable her to make sustainability of her income. With the increase in her income, she wants to reinvest in her businesses to better her living standard.
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.