Yun S. is 39 years old and has two children who are single and still living under her care. At the beginning of 2008, Yun S. has built a small wooden store in front of her home. In her shop, she sells snack products, perfume, soft drinks, cooking ingredients and other products to sell to the neighbors who live near her house in the village. She is married to Mey Somrorl, 37, an internal staff at HALO organization, in Kompong Cham province. In order to earn extra profit and make the business more successful, recently, the part of Yun S.’s item has been exhausted; she wants to resupply and is requesting a loan to accumulate amount of her inventory to continue selling.
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.