Seang P., 39, started her business a long time ago. She is a grocery seller. She sells items like cooked ingredients, sweets, and canned goods. She has been running her business out of her home, and currently earns an income of approximately $4 a day. She now lives in Kandal Province, Cambodia, where she cares for two children; both of them are teenagers and attend school. She is married to Touch Thy, 36, who is a civil servant. P. would like to ask for a loan to add to her savings to purchase a plot of farmland, and the remaining loan will be use to buy a range of groceries for sale.
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.