Kan is a resident from Baray district, Kompong Tom province. She is 46 years old and has a single child. She, together with her husband, sells fruit and rice from a rented booth in a local market of the province. They usually buy fruit in bulk from their suppliers in the evening time to store at home before they take the fruit to sell in the market. From this business, Kan is able to make in income approximately USD 4.00 per day. Kan uses her generated income to pay for her daily food and expenses.
Kan wants to manage her business successfully through her determination and full devotion to the business. Due to the shortage of capital, Kan is now asking for a loan from HKL and Kiva to supplement her capital to buy stock of fruit and rice to sell in her store. This loan will enable her to sustain her business and make a stable income for the family. In the future, she plans to save money to expand her business and make it more profitable.
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.