Sob is 56 years old and a married woman with two adult children. She lives in a small house with her spouse and children in Reussey Keo district, a suburb area of Phnom Penh. She is in the business of weaving hammocks to help her husband generate income. She works hard from her home and spends at least six hours per day. Her hammocks are bought and sold in the markets by local traders. She has been in this business for six years.
In order to build a strong business, she has applied for a loan of 700 US dollars to purchase raw materials for producing hammocks. This way she will be able to sustain her business and make a stable income to support her family. She hopes that her hard work will help her attain her dream: to save money to expand her business.
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.