Eng is from Ang Snoul district, where she lives with her three children. She is a 36-year-old widowed woman. Eng is a sewing worker in a garment factory in a suburb of Phnom Penh city. She earns an average income of $3 per day. To help support the family, one of her sons also works for a garment factory. Despite her hardships, Eng aims to educate her school-aged children until they become financially independent.
To better meet the family’s transportation requirements, Eng would like to take a loan from HKL, a longstanding Kiva partner, to purchase a used motorcycle. This loan will help her reduce some expenses that she often spends on transportation. Also, she can save more money that she plans to use to open a seamstress shop in the future.
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.