Moeun S. is a 26-year-old fish vendor and the mother of three school-aged children. Every day in early morning, Moeun S. and her husband always go to buy fish from the fishermen and they hurry up and bring their fish by motorbike to the market for resale. In addition, Moeun S.’s husband also uses his existing motor to pick up passengers for fees. Moeun S. is leading her investment more smoothly. She has a lot of regular customers who buy and eat her fish. She hopes to be able to look for extra income by using a Kiva loan to purchase a large quantity of fish to sell. She proposes to use the remainder of the loan to purchase equipment for her husband to begin fishing.
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.