Mrs. Neak is from the Keussey Keo community in Phnom Penh City. She sells items such as soft drinks, sweets, cooking supplies, cigarettes, snack foods, and cosmetic products in front of her home. To share in the responsibility and meet the family’s living expenses, her husband operates a motor taxi service and makes an average income of $4 a day. This couple has four children, one is a sewing worker who works in factory. Mrs. Neak will be using this loan that she is applying for to buy more items to sell.
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.