Chhoeun S. is a 36-year-old who sews both traditional clothes and modern clothes for her neighbors and other villagers in and around her community in Kompong Cham province. She is able to earn a daily income from this tailoring business, an average of $2 a day, to support her family.
Chhoeun S. is married to Gnorb Him, 39, a cow seller, and they have two single children. In addition, she has been planting different kinds of crops as an annual activity. Chhoeun S. will be using her loan to pay for plowing as well as purchasing potato seed and bean seed for planting.
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.