Lim, aged 42, is a humble farmer living in Baray district with her spouse, a teenaged child, and a mother. She has been raising crops for sale, including rice, potatoes, beans, and vegetables. Lim’s profit is just enough to provide the family their sustenance and allowances for her child who is still attending school. Lim’s husband also provides the family with income from his transportation business.
Because of mechanical problems with his motorcycle, Lim’s spouse has encountered difficulties offering his service. To solve this matter, Lim is now asking for a loan from HKL and Kiva to purchase a new motorcycle, which will be used to provide good transportation services to the customers. Through this loan, Lim hopes that she will be able to give her family financial stability and better her living status.
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.