Thuon is 38 years old and a resident living in Prey Chor district, Kompong Cham province. She is married with four grow-up children, one of whom is currently working in Phnom Penh to help the family earn more income. Thuon has been planting and harvesting on her own farmland for almost 22 years with constant support from her helpful spouse. Together, they are able to yield approximately 2.00 USD per day each. Thuon and her spouse would like to improve their living conditions and provide basic necessities to their children. That is why Thuon is requesting a loan through HKL and Kiva to purchase a fishing boat and fishing materials to start a new business. Her husband will be the operator of this fishing business. Thuon has been a three-time client of HKL. She commented that her previous loans were very helpful for both her business and 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.