Mrs. Nhek, age 61 years-old, is the mother of six children. She is from Baray district of Kompong Tom Province.
Since 2000, she has sold fish and vegetables in Baray market and she can earn a profit of $2 per day.
Her husband is 56-years old and is a domestic farmer. He also catches fish in and around ponds and rivers. He earns a profit of $2 per day also. They have given birth to six children, five unmarried and one married. Three of the children are employed in different occupations to generate income. Mrs. Nhek requests a loan in the amount of $800 for the purpose of purchasing a boat and farming. With the rest of the loan, she hopes to build a new restroom for her family’s use.
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.