A medium-size wooden house and a grocery store in Pursat Province belong to Mrs. Chum M.. She is 51, a widow, and currently lives with her one daughter who is a grocery seller. She also helps her daughter sell groceries and is the good grandmother who spends time caring for her two grandchildren; they are still young and enrolled in school. The whole family's expenses are met by M.'s daughter. M. has requested a loan of $800 for her daughter to buy more groceries to sell and to increase the size of the grocery store. (Mrs. M.'s daughter is pictured because she was not available.)
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.