Chhet is 49 years old. She is married and a mother of four children. Two of her children are working to help the family’s finances while the other two are studying in a local school in the province. Chhet generates her income from farming activities and a vegetable selling business. In the market, she has rented a booth for selling vegetables which she purchases from her suppliers early each morning. She has been a vendor for a few years.
Chhet would like to improve the business and increase the number of her customers. What she really needs at the moment is a suitable transportation for taking her vegetables to the marketplace. Plus, she will be able to distribute her products to different places for a better income. To make it possible, Chhet decided to borrow a loan through HKL to purchase a motorcycle along with a trailer for transporting her vegetables. Chhet hopes that Kiva lenders will give her help in order to make improvements to her current business. She is very cheerful and grateful.
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.