Chheng, age 54, is a married woman who has four children. They happily live in their own house located in the Prey Chhor district, Kampong Cham province.
She cultivates the land for growing rice, which is the sole source of her family’s income to provide meals, education, and basic services for her family. She has been in this field for more than 30 years with the full support from her husband and children.
As of now she needs a loan to start a new business of selling steamed buns in a public gathering area. With this loan amount, she will buy an inox box -- a warming box in which she can place a clay stone to warm her steamed buns for sale. This will be a great help to enable her in her new business. She hopes that she will be able to increase her income and improve her standard of living.
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.