A. S., 55, is a resident of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She is a widowed mother of three children: one is married and lives separately, and the other two are employed at a private company. A. S. has been selling dry fish in the market since 2000. She sometimes uses her bicycle for selling dry fish along the street, so that she can earn much more than what she earns at the market. A. S. is requesting a loan of $1,000 to buy a motorbike to improve her fish-selling 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.