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Mr. S. currently makes wooden furniture. He is 47 years old and is a resident of Kompong Tom province, located about 200 km from the capital, Phnom Penh. He has five children: four are married and one is single. His wife appears in the photo.

S. produces over five sets of wooden beds and then sells them to his customers for a profit. Generally, he sells the beds by going door-to-door. His wife helps be responsible for the family by making rattan cupboards. Besides this, the family also takes time to plant rice crops in the farming season.

S. requests assistance to increase the financial capital of his furniture-making business.

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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 Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 45
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,770,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,145.8
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Mel to increase the financial capital of his furniture business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 16, 2010
Mar 17, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2011