Kim is 31 years old and has been selling a few fresh fish in the local busy market for more than ten years. She sells fish that she buys from her wholesale supplier and local fishermen.
She is married to Sy, 41, who works as a primary teacher in the Baray district. He gets a proper salary each month.
This is the rainy season and the rain is falling down almost every day, so it is a good time to start planting her rice crop but she doesn’t have immediate cash to do that. So Kim is requesting a Kiva loan to purchase fertilizers, insecticides and seeds, and she will use the rest of the loan to pay for plowing costs.
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.