Prak, 42, is a single mother who engages herself in sewing clothes and raising pigs in her village to generate a living. Because of financial difficulties, Prak has commitment to work tirelessly in order to raise her family of three children, two of whom now are working for a garment factory in Phnom Penh city while the other one is still a student. Prak is not just providing sewing services to local people in her commune but is also a professional seamstress. Presently she lives with her children in Baray district, Kompong Tom.
To improve her business and make a stable living, Prak decided to look for a loan from HKL and Kiva to purchase fabrics for her sewing business. With the balance of the loan, she will buy a few sacks of feed to fatten her pigs. In the future, she wants to be successful seamstress who owns a big seamstress shop in her community.
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.