Pich, age 32, is a garment worker in the Ang Snoul district generating a monthly salary to support her living. She is married to a man working in the same type of business and has given birth to two young kids. She has been in this occupation since 2009, earning around a hundred per month.
Due to the lack of a vehicle for commuting to their workplaces, Pich is now asking for a loan from Kiva lenders to purchase a motorcycle which will help in their daily transportation needs. When they own this motorcycle, they can avoid paying for any taxi services and increase their savings for future emergencies of 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.