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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 $7,101,275 $866,290,725
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $438,300
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 312
Amount of Paying Back Loans $624,225 $138,225,075
Number of Paying Back Loans 714 168,102
Amount of Ended Loans $6,477,050 $727,627,350
Number of Ended Loans 10,389 903,770
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 7.99%
Amount in Arrears $0 $7,217,709
Outstanding Portfolio $416,177 $90,329,689
Number of Loans Delinquent 0 21,355
Default Rate 0.03% 1.32%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $1,805 $9,618,429
Amount of Ended Loans $6,477,050 $727,627,350
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 3 26,678
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.43%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $3,748,624
Refund Rate 0.07% 0.65%
Amount of Refunded Loans $4,750 $5,634,100
Number of Refunded Loans 18 5,820

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 81.79% 74.87%
Average Loan Size $572 $408
Average Individual Loan Size $634 $640
Average Group Loan Size $745 $1,806
Average number of borrowers per group 3.7 7.8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $2,600 $5,938
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 22.01% 6.86%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 3.55 days 6.9 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $161.35 $59.03
  Average Loan Term 13.62 months 11.04 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 631 439,977
  Journaling Rate 5.99% 41.48%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.06 0.05
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 2.80 1.29

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2014 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 23% PY 30.00% PY 27.38% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 2.8% 4.6% -0.69%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) 143.00% 184.00% 19.11%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Duch Bopha
Pho Channa
Seaklay Houn
Buntry Khou
Tin Mosatya
Sokkong Ngoun
Chan Sopheakdey

Kiva Fellow(s)

Omika Jikaria