Mrs. Suong is 45 years old and has been selling fresh fish in the busy local market for more than six years. She sells fish that she buys from her wholesale supplier and from other fishermen. Her husband is a construction worker in the Reussey Keo commune of Phnom Penh City. The family makes approximately $12 each day to use for their needs.
Mrs. Suong will use a loan from Kiva to purchase more fish to sell at the market. She will also use some of the money to buy zinc to repair the cracked roof of her house. Mrs. Suong has two children who are in school.
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.