This is Huon, 32, who is permanently living in Baray district, Kompong Tom province. He is married to a business-minded woman, a fresh-fish seller, and has been blessed with two school-age children. Huon works as a carpenter specializing in building boats. As shown in the photo, he’s standing next to his unfinished boat. Also, Huon often goes fishing along the river to catch fish for his wife.
Huon’s family doesn’t own a motorcycle for home use as well as for business. As a result, he is now asking for a loan from Kiva, a partner of HKL, to purchase a used motorcycle. This motorcycle will help his family in their business. They can transport fish themselves to the market on time without using others’ services. Huon has been an honest client with HKL for long time and he has never made any late payment of his previous loans. This will be his sixth loan.
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.