Mrs. Chourn, age 55, operates a fish-selling business from the Baray district of Kompong Tom province. Most of her fish are caught from the river by her husband. However, she has to buy more fish in bulk from her frequent suppliers or other local fishermen as well.
Mrs. Chourn has seven children. Three among them are already married, while the other four live together with their mother in the same house.
Since her husband's fishing materials were ruined, the income from her business has also decreased. To sustain this revenue, Mrs. Chourn decided to pursue funds from HKL to purchase new fishing materials, including a boat.
This loan will upgrade Mrs. Chourn's standard of living. She hopes to gain a greater quality of life as she strives to work harder.
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.