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Von Y., 33, is a palm climber who has used his skill in tapping palm juice by hand for more than eight years. He also turns palm juice into palm sugar for sale, earning $3 per day to feed his family. Besides this, he and his wife raise a few pigs and cultivate rice for extra income. They have two young kids who are dependent on their income. Von Y. is taking out his first loan to buy more palm steps and palm tanks for his palm climbing business.

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About HKL

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.

About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 195
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $39,989,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Von to buy more palm steps and palm tanks for his climbing business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 12, 2009
Dec 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2010