Man R. is an older woman, 61 years old, and is the mother blessed with a daughter and a son. Two of her children are employed: her son sells baggage in the market and her daughter is a staff for an entertainment center. They also provide their income to contribute their family’s living expenses. Man R. was married, but her husband died of senility years ago. To earn a living, Man R. sells Khmer noodle to her nearby neighbors who live in the village. Man R. will be using her first loan to help increase her son business capital. Note: Man R. was not available for photographing, so her son is shown instead.
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.