The man in the picture is Kuch R., 32, a fisherman. He usually needs to take eight hours a day to fish, in and around river in his community. He catches around 10 kilos of fish per day and sells them in bulk to his regular customers who are retail sellers in the market. His wife’s name is Eang Hor; she is 30 and assists him in the same business. The couple is blessed with two young kids who are still enrolled in school. Kuch R. will use his loan to purchase nets, traps, and other fishing equipment so he can catch more fish.
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.