Mrs. Chan, who is 25 years old, is a resident who comes from the Kompong Chhnang province. She is married with two children between the ages of 3 and 10. Mrs. Chan has been working as a garment factory worker since the factory was created in the province. She has a life partner in her husband who works as a domestic rice farmer and fisherman. He fishes in the pond and river in his village. Mrs. Chan usually works from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. From her job, she is able earn an income of around $2 (USD) each day for supporting the family’s needs. Mrs. Chan would like to request a loan in order to buy a new net and other fishing materials to support her husband in his fishing activity. In the future, Mrs. Chan hopes she can increase her income to buy some vegetables, meats and a few fresh fish to sell in front of her house.
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.