Fish are a primary and vital source of fresh food for everyone, particularly those families who depend on fishing and fish selling. Mrs. Loh is among those who currently depend on selling fish at a busy local market. She earns approximately 5 USD per day.
Loh is a 46-year-old widow with four lovely children. One of her children is married and lives in a separate house, and the other three are single. To upgrade her standard of living, Loh would like to expand her business. However, she lacks the money, so she wishes to request funding through HKL, a partner of Kiva. She will use these funds to purchase more fish. She expects that this funding will increase her revenue. She is very thankful to all the kind lenders who help her family. This is her first 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.