Pov is 34 years old and married with six children living with the family in Reussey Keo district, a suburb area of Phnom Penh city. Pov started a business as a cleaner because she had fewer opportunities for education. Another source of income is from her husband who sells fermented fish paste (Prahoc is the Khmer word) used in cooking for most of Cambodian’s families.
With HKL’s help, Pov was able to gain access to financial services five times already. Therefore, she partially improved her family’s living conditions. As of now, Pov is looking for her sixth loan to help her daughter expand her retail business. This loan will allow her to buy grocery items like sweets, beverages, canned foods, snacks, spices, toiletries, and other home use products. Pov hopes to see everyone in the family have better opportunities in their life. She appreciates Kiva lenders for their consistent support on the Kiva website.
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.