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Sam Y., 53, is skilled at making furniture. His main activity is selling rattan cupboards and beds. He sells these products, which he and his wife make at home or they order from other rattan weavers who live in the village.

Sam Y. and his wife have three children, one of whom is married. Two of their daughters are employed: One has been working in the sewing industry for years and the other is a rattan weaver. In order to make additional income, Sam Y. is asking for a loan from Kiva to buy planks so that he can go on making beds for sale.

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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
  • 52
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,691,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,020.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Sam to buy planks to make beds for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2011
Mar 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 16, 2012