Mr. O., 41, is a blacksmith in his village in Pursat Province, Cambodia. He started the business in 1991 and now can earn around US$ 5 per day. His wife, Mrs. Yum, is a housewife and cooks food for the family. His business is going well because he is skilled and customers believe in the quality of what he has made. He has one child whom he loves so much. To expand his business, O. would like to request a loan to purchase more raw materials for his blacksmith 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.