Mrs. Sok C. is 55 years of age and is a mother caring for a young child. Her other four children are already married and live independently. To earn a daily income, Sok C. owns a boat that she and her husband use to transport people who live along the river. Besides driving the boat, Sok C.’s husband has skills in mending fishing boats and has been using this knowledge to make extra profit.
The family’s boat is getting old and some parts of the boat are broken. The transporting service is temporally suspended and the family income has been affected. To fix this bad situation, Sok C. requests a loan to replace the broken parts of her boat.
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.