Tun is 48 years old and married. She has four children, some of whom are going to school. Tun has tried to work hard to manage her rice-farming business while she is a single parent. She has been in this business for almost 22 years and earns around 2.00 USD per day on average. Two of her daughters are working in a garment factory in Phnom Penh to help Tun in earning income to cover the family's needs.
Tun wants to help her daughter achieve her dream of having a seamstress shop in their village, so now Tun is applying for additional capital of 500 USD to purchase a sewing machine, raw cloth, and other materials needed for the business. This loan will enable Tun’s daughter to attain her goal. She believes that this new business will generate more income for the family.
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.