Fish selling is the main business for Roeun, 39, a resident of the Pouk district in Siem Reap province. She gets fresh fish from local fishermen living in the region and then she takes them to a marketplace of the province. However, she also occasionally goes through the commune to sell her fish as well. From this business, she typically earns around USD 4 per day. She has quite a big family, with ten children.
For her first loan from HKL, Roeun would like to purchase a motorcycle for the entire family’s use. And with the remaining funds, she will buy fishing materials for her husband and sons to fish in the nearby river. She hopes she’ll be able to increase her income and provide her children a good living.
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.