Mrs. Phum Y. is 51 years old and is married to Soung Rorn, 46, who fishes in and around the lakes of his community.
For more than ten years, Phum Y. has been selling fresh fish by delivering it around her community. She sells fish that she gets from her husband’s fishing operation or that she buys from her wholesale supplier and other fishermen.
Currently, the family faces difficulty traveling because they have no vehicle. Thus, Phum Y. decided to seek a loan of $1,100 to purchase a used motorcycle to provide transportation for the family. As the quantity of fish caught is declining due to the lack of fishing gear, she will use the remaining money from the loan to buy more equipment for her husband to use when fishing.
This couple takes care of three kids who are students in the high school.
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.