Mr. Tei N., 55, is a farmer and fisherman in the Kork Snay Village, Kampong Thom Province. N. earns up to $3 per day. His wife, Mrs. Yoem Roem, is a 53-year-old farmer and grows crops, including watermelons, earning about $5 per day. They have seven children, one married and the others single. N. requests a loan of $1,100 to buy fishing tools and to plant dry season rice. He thanks Kiva for their support and promises prompt loan repayment.
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.