Every day, Mrs. P. hurries to wake up before dawn and travels to where the fishermen work. She buys their fish in bulk and comes back to sell the fish at the small market for a profit. Her husband earns an income climbing palm trees to tap juice and boilit into sugar for sale. The couple work together to generate enough income to support their three school-aged kids. They have an older child who is now married. Mrs. P. will be using her first loan to buy more fish to meet the needs of her customers.
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.