Nou, a 23-year-old fisherman, is from Siem Reap Province and the father of one child who is still young and lives under his care.
Early every morning, Nou goes to the middle of the river to fish using a various tools. After he is done fishing, he quickly brings his fish by motorbike to the market for resale. For additional income, Nou’s wife works in a local hotel providing massage services for guests.
Nou is requesting a Kiva loan to purchase fishing equipment, such as a new boat and nets, so he can continue fishing and catch more fish.
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.