Mrs. Sok T. earns income selling fish. She has been involved in this business for the past nine years and typically earns US$4 per day. T. purchases fish stocks from wholesale fishing businesses in the village and then sells them for profit in the local market. Her husband is a farmer and a palm-juice maker. He earns approximately US$3 per day. Mrs. Sok T. and her husband both live in the Sangkemeanchey Village, Siem Reap Province.
Currently, T. would like to expand her fish sales business and is therefore requesting a loan of US$500 to purchase more fish stocks for sale and thereby increase her income.
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.