Mrs. Yen S., 56, fishes with her husband Mr. Ngem Bon, 47, together earning around $5.00 per day. They have one daughter, who is married. To increase their family's income during fishing season, Mrs. Yen seeks a $600 loan to purchase more fishing tools including mats and bamboo, and traps. He hopes that she will be able to catch more fish, and better support her family. Yen's daughter is pictured because Yen and her husband were unavailable.
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.