Mao is 37 years old, married, and a responsible mother who takes care of a teenaged kid attending school. Mao is garment worker whose work schedule is from 7 am until 5 pm. She normally works from Monday to Saturday and gets Sunday off to look after her child. Mao is an expert in sewing clothes, earning approximately USD 5.20 per day by working overtime. She has been in this business for almost four years. Mao's photo was taken in front of her workplace, as shown above.
Mao is now taking out a loan in the amount of USD 1,500 to purchase a used motorcycle to satisfy her living needs. Also, she will use a portion of the loan to purchase four piglets for fattening to sell in the future. She hopes that this loan will have a good impact on her standard of living. Mao believes that she can attain that quality of life someday.
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.