Loh K. is a village woman who lives with other family members in Phnom Penh City. To earn a living, Loh K. sells fish that she buys from her wholesale supplier or from fishermen. She is married and blessed with six children. One is married and living away from home, and the other five are single. Two of her daughters work as employees in the garment industry. Also, Loh K. relies on extra cash that is earned by her husband, who is a driver. Loh K. would like to use her loan of US$ 500 to buy small fish to make fish-paste for sale.
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.