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Sok V., 41, is married to Sokea, 42, who is a housewife. Sok V. is good at making bamboo baskets to sell at the market place in Kompong Chhnang province. He takes walks sometimes through the village seeking bamboo and takes it home and then puts it into water for almost a week. After that he dries it in the sunshine for three days. Sok V. splits the bamboo into smaller pieces and after that, he starts making it into baskets.

Sok V. would like to take his loan to buy wooden stairs to replace the broken staircase in his house. He dreams of having a degree for his children.

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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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 48
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,847,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,970.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Sok to buy wooden stairs to replace the broken staircase in his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 17, 2011
Apr 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011