Yin is 51 years old, married and the mother of five children. She lives with her family in a village in Kompong Speu province, where she owns and operates a farm. Her husband works in a metal shop where he makes doors, windows and fences, and her goal is to supplement his income. She is requesting a loan from HKL to invest in a new business so that she can earn additional income for her household. She is seeking a loan for $1,500 to buy a set of speakers which can be rented out to neighbors on special occasions such as parties. She hopes that this new business will allow her to improve her living conditions. In coming years, she wants to provide more services to people in her community.
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.