Mrs. Hing E., 30, runs a store in her home selling rice. Her profits are the main source of income for her family. She has been in this business for a year. She also takes care of four children, all of whom are single and live at home. Her husband, Mr. Pot Chanty, 37, is in the Cambodian military and receives a salary of $50 per month. To expand the business, Hing is applying for a $400 loan to order more rice to store and sell.
Mrs. Chin P., 29, a widow, is a local grocery seller. She needs a $400 loan to buy mores groceries to sell.
Mrs. Chen P., 33, makes a living selling fish at the local market. Chen is requesting a loan of $200 to buy a motorcycle to make transportation easier.
Mrs. E., Mrs. P.'s husband, and Mrs. P. are pictured.
About HKLHattha 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.
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