Mr. Meas N. is a 37-year-old, married man. He is the father of three children, all in school. This couple usually generates an income of $7 a day to manage their family and meet the hunger of their three children. Mr. Meas N. and his wife get up when the sky is still dark in order to prepare their tools to fish in and around the Tunle Sap River, which is the top place to catch fish. After they have finished fishing, they take the fish to sell at the local market. Because this is the main way for him to earn money, Mr. Meas N. is applying for a loan to purchase more fish to increase his stock.
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.