Mrs. Shean U., 46 years old and widowed, sells groceries. She has been selling groceries along Tonle Sap Lake since 2000 and earns around US$3.33 per day. Her business depends on Tonle Sap Lake. She has two children, one of whom is married. Ms. Chenglean Phon, her eldest daughter, is 23 years old and raises pigs, earning about US$2.50 per day. Together they live in Anlong Somor Commune, Siem Reap Province.
Mrs. Shean is requesting a loan of US$500 to purchase groceries and pig food. The loan will generate more profit and help to better sustain her family. Her daughter, Ms. Chenglean, is pictured.
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.