Lan is a homemaker who manages the household tasks in the Ruessei Keo district, Phnom Penh. She is 33 years old and married with three children. She has a life partner with her husband, aged 35, who is a Tuk Tuk driver, earning an income around USD11 per day. Most of the income in Lan’s family comes from her husband providing transportation-based services, but it is not always a stable source of income.
Currently, the motorcycle he uses for serving his customers is old and breaks too often, which is the reason that pushes her to take out a loan for the purpose of buying a good quality motorcycle for her husband. This will help Lan’s family to live a simple lifestyle and sustain their current 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.