The man shown in the picture is Mr. Chea K., 47. He is a fisherman. He usually fishes eight hours a day in and around the Tunle Sap River. He catches around 8 kilos of fish per day and sells them in bulk to his customers, who are retail sellers in the market. His wife’s name is Vai Phaiy. She is 46 and works with him in the fishing business. The couple is blessed with six children – five are single and the one is married and living in in another house. Mr. Chea K. will use his loan to purchase nets and other fishing implements so he can catch more fish. With the remainder of the funds, he will use to repair his house.
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.