Hab T., age 71, is a mother of seven children: five are single, still living under her care; two are marred and live separately.
To earn a living, Hab T. is a fish trader. She has operated this business since 2003 and is able to make $5 USD each day. She has another income earner, her husband, who catches fish in and around Tonle Sap Lake. Currently, the quantity of fish is not much as before because of they are lacking fishing tools. Hab T. has requested a loan in order to purchase fishing equipment for supporting her husband's fishing business.
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.