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Yim
Mrs. Yim K., 57, and her husband, Vean, 61, have jobs as local cultivators. In addition, they also fish in and around Tunle Sap Lake which is an important place for fish to be found. The couple now has four children who are still living at home and another three who are married. Two of them are employed working as massage staff in the hotel.

Recently one of her married daughters needs to live separately by building a new home, but she doesn’t have enough money to start construction. Therefore, Yim K. decided to ask for a loan of $400 which will allow her husband to build a new home.

Additional Information

About HKL

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.

About Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 213
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $37,053,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Yim to build a new home for her daughter.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 23, 2009
Listed
Jan 8, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 18, 2010