Chan, aged 34, is a street vender. She sells pure drinking water, soft drinks, and snack foods at the riverside in front of the royal palace where she is visited by local people and tourists every day. She typically earns approximately 12,000 KHR per day to add to her husband’s main income. Chan has been in this type of business for two years. Chan is married to a humble man who provides a tuk-tuk transportation service around Phnom Penh city. Together, they have given birth to two children who are currently single.
Chan would like to get a loan in the sum of 1,000,000 KHR to purchase merchandise to sell such as soft drinks, pure drinking water, and snack foods. She hopes that she will be able to make her business more profitable and yield a better income. Chan is confident that she can pay her loan back to our lenders on time.
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.