Mrs. Peou, 38, is a married woman and the mother of two children, both of whom are married and living independently. Her husband is Moeurn, 29, a local rice farmer and also fisherman. Mrs. Peou makes a living by selling fresh fish that she gets from her husband's fishing or from other local fishermen in and around her village, Baray district.
From her fish-selling business, Mrs. Peou can make about US$ 2 each day. Because some of her husband's fishing implements are broken or torn and this may affect her husband’s business activity, Mrs. Peou would like to request a loan to buy new fishing equipment, for example a boat, a motor, and nets.
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.