Mrs. Hel, 62, is a basket maker who lives in Kompong Chhnang province. Her husband is also a basket maker. Together, this couple is able to earn approximately of $3.50 USD per day for living. They live with four single children at home. The other two children have been married and started new homes. Mrs. Hel is a patient woman with her job and always takes care of the family.
Currently, one of her grandchildren has passed the exam to work in Korea as a worker. However, her grandchild doesn’t have enough money to buy an airplane ticket for traveling to Korea. Thus, Mrs. Hel would like ask for a loan through HKL, one of Kiva’s partners, to help her grandchild purchase an airplane ticket. In the future, Mrs. Hel wishes to see all her descendants have bright futures and make a living by themselves.
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.