Mao R. is 30 years old and is a resident of Kandal Province. She runs a business selling Khmer Noodle in front of her home in the village of Svay. Most of her clients are neighbors who live near by. She always gets up early in the morning to make her noodles, which she will have completely sold by the afternoon. She is married with three children, all of whom are single. Her husband, 29, is a construction worker. To earn extra income to help with the family's expense R. also sells water. She is requesting a loan to purchase a cart for transporting her water barrel.
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.