L., 30, has been fishing in and around Tunle Sap Lake for a long time. He earns on average $2 per day. He is married to Rom, age 29, who works with him in the fishing business. The couple have three children. All three are teenagers attending school, and they live together in Siem Reap Province. L. presently faces a problem in that his fishing equipment often has broken. Therefore, he is applying for a loan in order to buy additional fish equipment like nets and traps, to supply his business operation.
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.