Vuth is very busy trading her palm sugar in her community situated in Reussey Keo district, Phnom Penh. She generates an appropriate income of 5.00 USD each day to support her family and provide infant formula to her baby. Vuth’s husband is the main person supporting her business. Every day, he dedicates his time to climbing palm trees for palm juice, which is made into palm sugar. Also, Vuth buys sugar from villagers for additional stores before she supplies it to the market where she can make a profit. Vuth has been doing this type of business for almost 7 years. She is now 25.
At the moment, Vuth is applying for a loan through Kiva’s partner, HKL, in order to purchase a motorcycle for household use. Her family currently suffers from a lack of personal transportation. This vehicle will enable her to develop her living standards. In the future, Vuth wishes to have a house where she lives apart from her mother’s 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.