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L. currently resides with five other family members in his small family home in Pursat Province.

He sells firewood out of his house by selling wholesale to customers. He usually carves wood from the forest to then sell, from which he can make around $5 per day.

He is married and the father of four children; all four of them are students and also help their parents in selling firewood. His wife is a farmer, and is always a good homemaker who cooks tasty foods for family and cares for the children.

L. humbly requests a loan to buy cows and buffalo to raise for offspring, and to use them to transport firewood to sell directly to customers' houses.

Additional Information

About HKL

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.

About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 58
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,691,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,140.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped La to buy cows and buffalo to raise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 16, 2009
Feb 8, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2010