Mrs. Boun R., age 51, is a good mother caring for five kids. Two of her children are already married and have started new homes and the others are single. Boun R. has a store on the street where she and her husband sell a variety of desserts to passers-by. She normally starts selling her items in the evening and finishes in the middle of the night. She is generating approximately $6 income per day to help solve her family’s problems. Boun R. will be used her first loan to purchase a vehicle for transportation. She proposes to spend any remainder on enlarging her business.
Boun R. was busy buying her ingredients at the market when the photo was taken so her husband appears in the picture 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.