Khun N. is 38 years old and lives in Kompong Tom Province, where she makes a living catching fish for sale. She also sells the eggs of the ducks that she raises at home. She now earns a revenue of around $8 per day, and has operated her businesses for more than eight years. She takes care of four children, who are all teenagers and attend school. Her husband, Meung Mat, 34, helps her with her businesses. To expand the business and earn additional income, Khun N. needs a loan to buy more ducks to raise and to buy a second-hand motorcycle to transport the eggs and fish to the market. (Khun N., her husband, and her children are in the picture.)
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.