Chan S. is a 41-year-old woman who lives in Kompong Tom Province, Cambodia. She runs a small restaurant near the taxi station where she sells snack foods and soft drinks. She sells her products to passengers and taxi drivers.
She married to Savan, age 41, who is a motorcycle taxi driver, and who helps her to sell food. The family has three children, all of whom are students, and they always help her work when they are not studying.
S.'s investment is running well and she has gained much income. Most of her clients frequently recognize her and the delicious foods she cooks and sells. Because S.'s workshop is too small, she would like to ask for a loan to increase size of her workshop.
S.'s husband appears in 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.