Chea M., age 38, owns and operates a handicraft business whose main activity is selling rattan cupboards and beds. Her husband helps her to sell the finished products that they either weave or buy in bulk from other weavers. This couple has been married for many years, but they have only one child. This family’s living conditions are not so good because their house is damaged because of heavy wind. To solve the problem, Chea M. requested a loan to purchase a piece of wood for mending her house.
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.