Keu, age 63, is married and has seven grown-up children. She is involved in selling breakfast, like rice with pork, and rice porridge, from her home, located in Reussey Keo district, a suburb area of Phnom Penh. To help generate additional income to provide for the family, Keu’s husband raises poultry from their home and he sells the chickens to local traders when they are fully-grown.
Keu wants to improve her living conditions by having a loan in the amount of USD 700 (US dollars) to help her son-in-law, who is currently living with her, to start a business, making concrete ladders (used to form concrete blocks) to sell. This loan will enable him to buy enough materials, such as cement, sand, and construction steel.
Keu hopes that, with the loan support and enough skill in this type of business, her son-in-law's business will gradually grow in the future, as the production demand in the market is rising.
She thanks lenders for this constant support. She awaits your kindness and relies on your generosity.
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.