Keo S. is 26 years old, and is a good housewife, cooking delicious meals for her family and taking good care of her children. She is married with three children; all of them are single and still live in the family home. Her husband, Choun Sokha, is 31, and makes a living selling ice directly to his clients' homes. He normally gets up in the early morning to buy ice from a factory and then sell it retail. To make transportation of the ice easier, Mrs. S. would like to ask for a $1000 loan for her husband to purchase a trailer-motorcycle to transport the ice for sale. The family lives in Kompong Tom Province.
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.