Mrs. Sin V., age 25, is a rice farmer who lives in Kopongkdey Commune in Siem Reap Province. She is the mother of two children who are both still young and go to school. Her husband, Mr. Koch Meung, 32, is a fisherman. He can catch over 20 kg of fish per day to sell for their daily income to sustaining his family's needs, especially to pay for his children's school fees. Koch hopes to purchase more fishing tools, and after discussions with his wife, they decided to apply for a loan to purchase more nets, and traps for catching fish.
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.