When she was newly married, C. began to sell food that she prepared at home and sold in front of the garment factory. She is the mother of five young children, two of whom are employed as sewing laborers. Additionally, her husband works in the construction field.
C. says that the current income she and her husband earn is not adequate to serve them. She wants to earn extra proceeds by investing in a new trade, but she doesn’t have the money to do so. She is therefore applying for a loan to use as capital to begin selling fresh fish in the market.
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.