Yan N. is 54 years old and has been selling a few fresh fish in the local busy market for more than ten years. She sells fish that she gets from her husband’s fishing or buys them from her wholesale supplier and other fishermen. She is married to Sean Yart, age 58, who works at fishing in and around the lakes of his community. Currently, the fishing is temporarily interrupted because the fishing equipment is broken. Because of this reason, that is why Yan N. requested a loan for capital to allow her husband to buy additional fishing equipment. Note: Yan N. was not available for photographing at that time, so her husband appears in the picture instead.
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.