Math A. S., 38 years old, is a vegetable seller from Phnom Penh City. She runs her business in the area of the Toulsong Kei Market and sells different kinds of vegetables like cabbages, potatoes, and morning glories. She currently earns an average of $8 a dA. and has been running the business for more than five years. Math A. S. is married to Mr. Teur As Math who is a motorcycle taxi driver and also works with her in selling vegetables. She now cares for four children, all of whom are single; one of her sons is also employed as a vegetable seller. Since the pasted-fish season is coming, Math A. S. hopes to earn additional income; thus she is applying for this loan ($1,000) to purchase fish for orders and make pasted-fish to sell.
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.