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Haim is humble villager who has two children who are still young and living under her care.

She makes a living by selling fish in Siem Reap province. She is married to Roun, a fisherman who works along the Tunle Sap River.

Haim has over five years experience in this fish-selling business. She can earn a profit of approximately of US $4 a day.

Haim will use the loan to mend her old house.

Note: Haim and her youngest child are in the photo in front of her house.

Additional Information

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 254
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,106,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Haim to mend her old house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 25, 2011
Jul 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2011