Math S., 41, and her husband, 38, support their family by fishing with fishing implements along the Mekong River. They always take the fish they have caught to sell in the busy market. If they have some fish left over, they will turn them into dried fish or fish paste.This couple can earn a profit from this business of $10 each day to help support their family.
Math S. says that she and her husband can transport their fish by using their existing motorbike, but now it has broken down. The couple wishes to buy a new one but they don’t have enough money to do that. In order to deal with this problem, Math S. is applying for a loan to buy a used motorbike to replace the broken one.
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.