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Mes
Mes S. is 51 years old and has been selling fresh fish in the local busy market for more than ten years. She sells fish that she gets from her daughter who buys them from her wholesale supplier and other fishermen. Mes S. is a widow; her husband died of illness years ago. Currently, she lives with her six children, four of whom are single while the other two are married and are starting to live in their own houses. She has three children who work as seamstresses in the garment industry.

Mes S. uses her bicycle to pick up her fish every day. She says that it is hard for her to use her bicycle because it is so slow and it can’t transport her over long distances. To deal with this situation, she is applying for a loan to buy a used motorbike as a vehicle for picking up fish located far away. With the rest of the funds, she will buy more fish to sell.

Additional Information

About HKL

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.

About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 231
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $37,058,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Mes to buy a used motorbike as a vehicle for picking up her fish in long way.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 24, 2011
Listed
Mar 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jun 15, 2012