Mrs. Port S. is a Khmer noodle (Num Banh Chok) vendor in the Ang Ruon Market where she earns an average of $4 per day. She is a widow and lives with her two children in the Ang Ruon Village, Siem Reap Province. Her business is stable, but she wishes to expand in order to better care for her family. She requests a loan of $700 to purchase a store from which to sell her noodles. (The picture is of one of S.'s daughters.)
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.