Mrs. Heanh H., 48, is widowed and sells rice dishes in a parking lot. She sells cooked rice with fried pork and hot dogs for passengers. She has been selling since 2000 and earns around $4 per day. She cares for four children, all of whom attend school. H. works hard every day in her business. She lives in Prek Preahsdach Commune, Battambang Province. One of her children is a garment worker and another is a tailor; their income helps to cover the family's expenses. To grow her business, she needs to cook more rice and also make a variety of food to satisfy customers. Hence, she would like to request a loan of $700 to purchase ingredients such as rice, meat, and hot dogs. For her future plan, H. wants to have her own store in which to run and expand her 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.