Mrs. Sok R. is a 58-year-old widow. She sells lotus flowers for ceremonies. She travels to find the lotus flowers in the ponds far away from her home. She has been running her business for a long time ago. She is responsible for three children; two of them are single and one is widowed. All of her children live with her in the family home. Her widow-child works with her selling lotus flowers. To make the business and family's transportation easier, Sok R. requests a loan to purchase a motorcycle. The loan will help her reduce her business expenses.
The other four borrowers are:
- Pok C., 40, and a widow. She sells different kinds of flowers and requests a loan to purchase more flowers to sell.
- Sek S., 44, raises pigs at home and sells flowers. She requests a loan to buy flowers to sell.
- Sum T. is 40 years old. He is a local construction worker, who requests a loan to buy house repairing. (T.'s wife appears in the photo in his place.)
- Srey P. is 34 years old and a widow. She sells groceries and she requests a loan to purchase more groceries to sell.
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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