L. is 47 years old and currently lives with her four nephews in a rural area of Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. She is a single woman and makes a living by catching fish to sell. All four of her nephews assist her in catching fish. The family normally fishes in and around Tunle Sap Lake. In the past, the family hired a boat from a neighbor for fishing. Right now, they hope to buy a boat. That is why L. is requesting a loan.
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.