Phim, aged 51, is a single mother who has given birth to four children. One of them is married and lives elsewhere while the others live with her in a house in Baray district of Kompong Tom province. Being a responsible mother, Phim works very hard raising poultry and selling fish in order to provide basic necessities to her children. Phim’s son is a main fish supplier who goes fishing along the Tonle Sap River every day. Also, Phim buys fresh fish from local people and then she takes them to the marketplace. From this business, Phim can earn in the neighborhood of KHR 16,700 each day. Phim is happy because all of her children are very helpful in her family-owned businesses.
To sustain her selling business and maintain the financial stability of the family, Phim decided to obtain a loan of KHR 2,500,000 to purchase a new boat with an engine for her son's fishing activities. She hopes that her business will improve through the help of the loan from kind lenders.
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.