The man shown in the picture is Ang P., 36, a fisherman. He usually needs to take eight hours a day to fish, in and around the Tunle Sap River. He catches about four kilos of fish per day and sells them in bulk to his customers who are retail sellers in the market.
His wife’s name is Saren. She is 36 years old and works with him in the fishing business and is also a vegetable seller. The young couple is blessed with four children, all of whom are single. Ang P. will use his loan to purchase nets, traps, and other fishing implements so that 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.