The country of Cambodia operates as a free market, so lots of couples cooperate and make an effort to find jobs that are suitable for them to earn sufficient income to support their families. With many job choices, Hoeung works as a fish trader in a market near her own house, earning about 3 USD a day. Her husband works as a fisherman. Hoeung has four children whom she is presently supporting.
Hoeung is requesting a 600 USD loan to improve her family’s standard of living. She will use her loan to purchase fishing equipment for her husband’s fishing business. In the future, she hopes to be able to send all of her children to universities.
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.