Bun N., 50, has been selling dried fish in the market for years. She is married with a teenage child who attends school. Her husband operates a trailer-motor taxi around the market in the middle of city. Bun N. always buys fresh fish in bulk and turns them into dried fish for sale, enabling her to generate $4 per day to help solve the financial crisis of her family.
In addition to her fish business, Bun N. also buys plastic items to resell for extra profit. This is the third loan she has requested. Bun N. will use this loan to order to buy a larger quantity of fresh fish to turn into dried fish for sale. With any remaining cash from the loan, she will resupply the inventory of plastics to sell. Bun N. was not available when the photo was taken, so her husband is pictured instead.
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.