Sann is a 23-year-old married woman who lives with her mother and one sister in a house in Pouk province. She doesn’t have any children yet but she wishes to have one soon. She makes bamboo baskets to help her husband generate income for the family, earning approximately USD 3.50 per day. There are frequent customers who come into the village to collect and buy bamboo baskets from local people weekly. Therefore, she has no worries about her market.
Sann would like to take out a loan of KHR 2,000,000 to build a room where she can store her bamboo baskets. She feels happy that she will have a good place to keep her finished products for her customers. In the future, she hopes that she will be able to increase her productivity and household income.
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.