Bun, aged 48, is from Kompong Speu province, Cambodia. He lives there with his wife (shown in the photo) and three single children, while the other two are married and live elsewhere. Bun and his wife are employed in a local factory where bricks are made, to be used in construction. They can earn a decent salary to raise their family. In his present career, Bun works as a wise foreman who directs the work of a group of people. Also, Bun could get a commission on every sale, if he could find more customers for the bricks. Despite his difficulties, Bun aims to educate his three younger children to a higher level of education so that they may have a bright future.
For another source of family income, Bun wants to devote himself to a transportation business in his community, when he has time available from daily work at the brick factory. But he is not able to do this because he lacks a vehicle. For this reason, he is now asking for a loan through HKL and Kiva to purchase a motorcycle, which he will use for a transportation business and for household use, because the family needs transportation. He said that this financial support will be a great help to him, to improve his living conditions.
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.