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Chhoeut L. is a 22-year-old resident of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Chhoeut L. is married with three young children, who are students and dependent on her income. Her husband has been running a taxi service.

To earn a living, Chhoeut L. gets small pieces of clothing from a garment factory and prepares them as sets for a fee. The cloth is used for turning into furnishings. Chhoeut L. dreams of owning a machine which will allow her to sew cloth for other furnishings to sell. That is why she has requested a loan of $500 to buy a sewing machine. This will help her to increase her income to make sure that her family attains a better standard of living.

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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
  • 62
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,788,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Chhoeut to buy a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 20, 2009
Dec 10, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010