Mrs. S. is 32 years old and is the owner of a small restaurant in Battambang province. She sells food and drinks to the customers and passengers who walk up her restaurant. She has also built a small hall for customers or passengers to relax.
S. is a good cook and has run this business with her husband since 2007. The business is going well because she is a good cook and the restaurant is located in an attractive place.
She and her husband have two children, both of whom are teenagers and are in school.
To attract more customers and to purchase some more materials to serve her customers, S. needs a loan to purchase items for the restaurant such as chairs, cooking materials, and other materials to decorate.
S.'s husband is shown in the photo because she was not available for the photograph.
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.