Bun S. is a 48-year-old married man who resides in the province of Siem Reap. Bun S. earns his income by ferrying villagers and tourists across the river. He generates a profit of approximately $6 US each day to help support his family’s daily expenses. His wife assists him in the same business, as well as manages many duties at home. Bun S. has three children, all of whom are single.
Bun S.'s ferry broke down while driving. He doesn’t have enough money to make repairs, so he is seeking a Kiva loan to fix his broken ferry.
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.