Tuon is 27 years old and married with a small child, whom she aims to enroll to school soon.
She is employed as a garment worker specialized in sewing clothes and has a normal salary range from US $70 to $100 per month, including overtime benefits. Their main source of income is from her husband, who is a truck driver. Tuon and her husband are seeking other ways that might allow them to generate additional income.
Tuon has been a client with HKL for two cycle loans already. Now she has come to HKL office for another loan opportunity to invest in a taxi business. She has applied for a loan of US$ 1,500 to supplement their savings in buying a car for her husband to provide transportation from Phnom Penh to the provinces and the provinces back to Phnom Penh.
This initiative investment would make a great change in their income, and they hope to achieve economic stability and experience a better quality of life someday.
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.