Suon R. is 39 years old and has been selling fresh fish in the local busy market for more than eight years. She sells fish from her husband’s fishing, or she buys them from her wholesale supplier and other fishermen. She is married to Sum Rors, 40, who fishes in the lakes of his community. The couple has two unmarried children, and they are still living under their roof.
Suon R. faces difficulty with transporting her items because she doesn’t have her own vehicle. Therefore, Suon R. has decided to ask a loan from Kiva’s partner HKL in to purchase a used motorbike to pick up the fish to sell in the market.
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.