Mrs. Hour C., age 43, makes a living by selling fish. She sells the fish that her husband gives her or that she buys from other fisherman. She earns an average of US$4.70 a day, and she has been running her business for over ten years. Her husband is 44 years old and is a fisherman who works along a local river.
Mrs. Hour C. is the mother of six teenage children; all of them are single. Currently, Mrs. Hour C. uses an existing motorcycle as transportation to sell her fish in the busy market. Unluckily, her motorcycle has broken down, and that may influence her fish selling business. Because of this problem, Mrs. Hour C. decided to request a loan to purchase a used motorcycle to replace the broken one.
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.