Mrs. Leng H. is a 56-year-old fisher. She has been fishing with her husband along the Tunle Sap River for years. By doing this, the couple earns profit of at least $6 per day which they use to support their family. Leng H. is a good mother who takes care of three children and another is already married and is living independently. In the past, Leng H. has always hired a villager’s boat in order to fish. Right now she wants to reduce the hiring fees by taking out a loan to buy her own boat and other necessary equipment for her fishing operation.
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.