From Siem Reap Province, Mrs. Oeur, 47, has been producing fish-paste for many years. She is a single mother who now lives in a small house with two single children: one works in the fishing business and the other one sells many kinds of goods at home. She has three other children who are married and live in a separate house. Mrs. Oeur is seeking a loan from Kiva to use as capital to buy more fish to produce fish-paste for sale and to support her child in the merchandise business. Mrs. Oeur is pictured in front her daughter’s store.
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.