Mrs. Loh K. is a village woman who lives with other family members. She lives in the west of Cambodia, about 12 km from Phnom Penh, the capital. To earn a living, she sells fish that she buys from her wholesale supplier or from fishermen. She is married, and blessed with six children. One is married and living away from home, and the other five are single. Both of her daughters work as employees in the garment industry.
Also, Loh K. relies on extra cash that is earned by her husband, who drives a motorcycle taxi. Loh K. would like to take out a loan of US$ 1000 to improve her fish sales; any remaining money from the loan will decorate her old house.
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.