Sam P. is an old married woman who lives in a small house in Kompong Chhnang province. She is a Khmer noodle seller in her community, and she has been in this business since 1991. She can get a net income from her business of about $4 US per day to support her family's daily expenses. She has a life partner in her husband who is a local farmer. Sam P. has two children; one is single and also sells Khmer noodles, and the other one is married. Both of them work in a variety of occupations to make a regular profit.
Sam P. will be using this Kiva loan to purchase essential ingredients for making Khmer noodles. She proposes to use the rest of the loan to assist her daughter’s business.
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.