Pon is 38 years old and a married woman who is responsible for four children. She lives in Prey Chor district, Kompong Cham province. To earn a living, she operates a sales business from her home. She sells various kinds of grocery items, including some vegetables, earning at least USD $2 per day to cover her daily expenses. She has a life partner in her husband, who is a rice cultivator as well as a traditional Khmer musician.
In order to make improvements and increase household income, Pon would like to borrow USD $1,300 to purchase a tuk tuk for her son to provide a service to people around their commune. This will help the family increase their income so they can satisfy their living needs. In the future, Pon hopes that she will be able to send some of her children to college as she strives to work hard.
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.