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Touch R. is a hard working man who makes his living by weaving baskets with his wife at home. This couple has seven children, four of whom are single and the rest are married. Of all his children, three are work at different jobs to share his responsibility of supporting the entire family’s needs.

Touch R. and his wife go through the village looking for bamboo and take it home and soak it in water for almost a week. The bamboo is then dried in the sun for three days. Touch and his wife then split the bamboo into smaller pieces and weave them into baskets. Touch R. is taking a loan to invest in his handicraft business, to buy some baskets for sale.

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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
  • 51
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,847,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,055.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Touch to buy some baskets for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 7, 2010
Dec 9, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011