Fishing is the most important part of 50-year-old Khlok S.’s daily work. She and her husband have been living on a fishing boat on the river for more than five years. This couple wakes up every morning, drives their boat toward the middle of the river, and then fishes. After the fishing is done, they hurry to bring their fish to the market for selling.
Khlok S. is also sells rice soup in the morning for additional income. She and her husband always try their best to support their nice children. Three of their children are working in different jobs and have a regular salary every month.
Recently, this family can’t catch as many fish as before, because their boat is often broken. Therefore, Khlok S. is applying for a loan to buy a new boat for replacing 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.