Sun is 71 years of age, married, and has five children, three of whom are already settled in marriages and live separately from her. She has been spending her lifetime with agricultural businesses as the main source of her family’s income. Rice farming is the first priority, and followed by a fish raising business as the second one. Sun has been doing these businesses for ages, and they provide very good revenues. Next to her house, Sun dug a big pond for raising small fish which she buys from the market. Upon maturity, local traders will contact to her for the purchase of all her raised fish.
To maintain her business and make a consistent income, Sun is now asking for a loan in the sum of 1,200 USD to purchase feeds and more fish to raise. Money from the loan will allow her to manage a good growth of her business. She has improved her economic situation with help from the previous loan and this will be her second 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.