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Hattha Kaksekar Limited (HKL)a partner of Save the Children, is one of the largest and most successful microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Cambodia, providing microfinance services to the poor, particularly women, in urban and rural areas. HKL was founded in 1994 by OXFAM Quebec and became a nonprofit organization in 1996. In 2001, it registered as a limited company with the Ministry of Commerce.

HKL helps its clients build their own businesses by providing sound financial services, including lending, savings and money transfers, thereby contributing to the social and economic development of Cambodia. The organization provides individual loans with flexible loan repayment schedules in all sectors of business including agriculture, transportation and construction.

HKL’s impact and awards:

Today, after more than a decade of operation, HKL has remarkable experience lending to poor families in both rural and urban areas. To date, it has disbursed loans totaling over US$40 million to over 63,000 clients. The organization is dedicated to continuing to expand its services as it matures and grows to serve additional regions within Cambodia.  

In 2011, HKL underwent a social impact assessment by Micro Finanza Rating. The organization was found to have “Very good operations and performance…stable even if it could be affected by major internal and external events.”

HKL’s client who applied for a loan to buy a second-hand motorbike for her unemployed husband to support their family.


Image courtesy of Hattha Kaksekar Limited.


Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Feb 14, 2008 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $8,430,000 $1,330,802,700
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $547,125
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 685
Amount of Paying Back Loans $540,675 $147,970,550
Number of Paying Back Loans 514 195,474
Amount of Ended Loans $7,889,325 $1,182,285,025
Number of Ended Loans 12,049 1,522,055
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 10.42%
Amount in Arrears $0 $9,802,012
Outstanding Portfolio $365,172 $94,101,479
Number of Loans Delinquent 0 55,529
Default Rate 0.02% 1.74%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $1,805 $20,609,355
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 3 50,258
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.39%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $5,175,709
Refund Rate 0.06% 0.59%
Amount of Refunded Loans $4,750 $7,878,725
Number of Refunded Loans 18 7,776

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 79.85% 76.40%
Average Loan Size $608 $394
Average Individual Loan Size $668 $609
Average Group Loan Size $745 $1,761
Average number of borrowers per group 3.7 7.7
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $2,600 $5,776
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 23.38% 6.82%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 4.17 days 7.13 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $145.71 $55.26
  Average Loan Term 14.46 months 11.34 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 632 789,496
  Journaling Rate 5.16% 43.17%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.06 0.03
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 2.80 0.81

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2016 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 20% PY 30.00% PY 25.36% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 2.57% 4.6% -1.96%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) 143.00% 184.00% 12.88%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

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