Or M. was born in 1956. She is a widow and mother of five children. One of her children is married and started a new home. Or M. has a son who helps provide for the family’s food by driving a trailer-taxi and a daughter who assists her in selling clothing. To earn a living, Or M. rents a simple place at a reasonable price located outside the local market, where she sells used clothes to people who come to buy everything they need at the market. She is able to make $6 each day, which is her great contribution to her family. Or M. wants a loan to buy a sewing machine so she can either repair her clothes or sew sets of new clothes.
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.