Ny Sokunthea is 30 years old and lives in Kandal Province. She has been a fish seller since 2000. Everyday she gets up in early morning and goes to the fish wholesale market to purchase supplies of fish and sell them in the retail marketplace to earn income. She currently earns a profit of approximately $10 per day which she uses to meet the family's food needs. She is married and has three children, all of whom are still young. Her husband, San Soaphorn, 38, is also a fish seller and works with her. As fish sales are the main source of their family income, Sokunthea and Soaphorn decided to request a loan to purchase more fish and increase their sales.
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.