Sles S. is 33 years old and the mother of three children who are single. One of them earns about $2 a day as a fish currying worker. Sles S. and her husband have used the river for fishing since their kids were very young. Recently, some of family’s fishing equipment has cracked, affecting their ability to fish effectively and frequently. Therefore, Sles S. has decided to seek a loan to buy new fishing equipment to replace the old broken ones.
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.