As it is known, fish is the main vital fresh food to many, in particular to the families who depend on fishing and fish selling. Mrs. Touch, one of these people, currently depends on selling fish at the local busy market. She sells fish that she either gets from her husband’s fishing or buys from her wholesale supplier. Touch is a humble mother who has been blessed with three lovely children. All of them have already married and live separately. From this business, Touch earns approximately $3 per day. To earn a living, Touch and her husband would like to purchase fishing materials but they lack the money, so Touch, together with her husband, has decided to request some funds through Kiva partner HKL. She expects that these funds will improve her revenue. She and her husband are very thankful to all kind lenders that always help her family. This is the first cycle of her loan with Kiva.
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.