C., age 55, is a local fisherman and has been fishing for four years. He normally depends on fish in and around Tunle Sap Lake, which is the main place for fish to live. Everyday, he gives his fish to his wife to sell at the market. For other income, his wife usually raises pigs at home. The couple has been married for a long time, but has no child. They family's living conditions are not so good because some part of their house has broken; thus, C. needs to borrow a loan in order to repair their old house. The loan will allow them to have a suitable standard of living.
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.