Mrs. Sart S., 35 years old, is a widower. She purchases used goods from villagers' homes which she resells. She uses a bicycle for transporting her goods around the town. She earns around US $3 per day from this activity. She has been running her business since 1998 and lives with three children in Chikreng Commune, Siem Reap Province. Her business has been growing recently, and she has therefore requested a loan of US $500 to purchase a second motorcycle to help her transport goods for her business. The loan will support her family’s living payment sufficiently.
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.