Raus is 53-years-old and a resident from the Stueng Saen district, Kampong Thom province. Recently, she has been living separately from her husband due to unavoidable family circumstances so she lives with her son, who is employed in the construction industry. Raus is in the business of selling breakfast in a local market, earning a net profit of USD 5.00 per day. She has been doing this for nearly 13 years.
As of now, Raus is asking for a loan in the sum of USD 1,500 to buy a motorcycle for her son's commute to his workplace. This purchase will minimize his expenses, since he usually pays for a taxi service. Raus thanks lenders for their generosities towards poor fellows like her to improve her living standard.
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.