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El K. is married and blessed with five children. Three of her kids are employed in different occupations, while the other two are studying at the local public school.

El K. weaves bamboo baskets at her home. She makes many sets of baskets before selling out. She provides her finished baskets to her husband to sell around the community. Recently, the raw material was exhausted. El K. hopes to acquire more, but she doesn’t have money yet to buy it. Thus, she is looking for a loan to purchase bamboo to make more baskets.

Additional Information

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
  • 202
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $39,926,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,157.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped El to purchase bamboo.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 8, 2010
Jan 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 16, 2010