Soeng S. is a 47-year-old village man who has had a job as a rice farmer since he was a single man. He is also a local fisherman. He spends over eight hours a day fishing, in and around Tunle Sap River. He catches about 7 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 Savoeurn. She is 47 and works at farming.
Soeng S. will use his loan to add to his savings to buy a used motorbike to transport his items to sell. He will also purchase fishing implements to catch more fish. Soeng S. and his wife are in the photograph.
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.