Lim lives in Ang Snoul district with her spouse and two children. She has two other children who are already settled in marriage and live far away.
To make a living, Lim runs a small shop from her house, where she sells compact discs (CDs) and video compact discs (VCDs) to local people. Also from there, she refills petrol for passersby. From this current business, Lim is able to earn 3 USD each day to add to her spouse’s income.
Lim could not satisfy her customers' wants because she had only a few CDs and VCDs to sell. She wants to increase her stock of merchandise to sell in her village, but she has insufficient capital to do it. In regard to this situation, she is asking for a loan of 1,200 USD to purchase CDs and VCDs to sell in her store. With another portion of the loan, she will purchase petrol to stock for sale as well.
She believes that this loan will contribute to improve her current businesses and she hopes for a better income to secure the welfare 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.