Lang, aged 33, is a married woman who has been living Siem Reap province. To earn a daily profit, Lang has worked in the paddy fields since she was a young girl. Asides from this career, Lang also helps assist her husband with fishing activities along the Tonle Sap River. Together, they can earn approximately USD 9.00 per day and they often use it to cater to the needs of her family. They have been blessed with six children, four of whom are attending school. As this is her fifth cycle loan with HKL, Lang will use it to buy a new boat and other fishing materials in order to keep her current business in a sustainable way.
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.