Chen is a married 32-year-old woman and loving mother of a child who lives with her and her spouse in a remote area of Prey Chhor district, Kampong Cham province.
Chen has farmed for almost 17 years and also makes mortar from granite to earn additional income for her family. Her income is usually spent on food expenses, home bills, and other commodities.
Due to insufficient capital to invest in her business, she would like 500 US dollars to buy raw materials for her mortar production. She hopes the loan will be granted to allow her to continue working with her business and stabilize her household income.
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.