Saveurn is a resident living in Kandal province. She is 35 years old and married with three children. Recently, she has been living separately from her husband due to unavoidable family circumstances, so she lives with her children. Saveurn is a garment worker who works 8-10 hours a day and earns a normal salary of USD $70 per month. She has been in this occupation since 2008. To help Saveurn earn additional income, her oldest son works as a paid laborer in the construction industry.
As her family doesn’t have a motorcycle for commuting to their workplaces, Saveurn is asking for a loan in the amount of $1,200 U.S. dollars to buy a used motorcycle. This purchase will allow her to minimize daily expenses, since she is paying for motor-taxi service for commuting to work, and to save for future emergencies of her family.
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.