Sok, aged 34, is a diligent farmer who satisfactorily lives in Prey Chor district with her spouse and three children, all of whom completely depend on her income and care. In the rainy season, Sok usually works in the rice field from dawn to dusk in order to maintain healthier rice crops. Also, Sok devotes her spare time to going through the village to collect and purchase recycled materials, which she will sell to local industries for extra profit.
To help bring up and educate their children, Sok’s husband is currently in a carpentry business to generate a major source of income for his family. To have his carpentry work done quickly and effectively, Sok’s husband really needs more tools to make his plans reality and develop his practical performance to achieve his dream of being a successful entrepreneur in his chosen career.
In this regard, Sok would like to take out a loan in the amount of 450 USD to purchase carpentry tools such as a jigsaw and a circular saw to support her husband's business. Sok hopes that this will help their businesses be more productive and that they will be able to provide their children with basic necessities through the raised income.
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.