Than S. is a widow who lives in Siem Reap Province. She is 48 years old and makes a living washing clothes as well as selling roast beef in an area of her village. She started both businesses twenty years ago and currently earns revenue of approximately $10 per day. S. is a sacrificing women and works hard to earn the money to sustain her kid's food. She now has four children, all of them single. One her son is a motorcycle taxi driver, earning an income around $5 a day to help meet the family's needs. S. needs to ask for a loan to purchase beef and ingredients to make roast beef for resale and a motorcycle for her family to ride.
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.