Uch is a 29-year-old village man who has had a job as a fisherman since he was single. He fishes on the lakes and rivers next to his community. He started this business ten years ago and is earning approximately $3 a day. His wife is a fish seller. This humble couple has two young children who are not yet enroll in school.
For this upcoming fishing season, the lakes are full of fish but the family is lacking tools to fish with. Therefore, Uch is applying for a loan to purchase a new boat with a machine to help him catch more fish.
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.