Tun, aged 48, is operating a direct selling business from a rented booth in a local market, where she sells a mixture of vegetables and tamarind fruits every day. This has been a primary source of her family income that allows Tun to provide enough food for her two children in a period of being a widowed mother. She has been in this business for over twelve years and earns approximately 5.00 USD a day. Both of her children quit studying and help their mother earn income to lift the family out of poverty.
In order to help her children in their transportation needs, Tun is requesting a loan of 1,500 USD to purchase a motorcycle for them to commute to their workplaces every day. This will avoid their paying for transportation fees daily. Tun hopes that someday her business will improve so that she can better provide the needs of her 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.