Mrs. Shin, 50, is in the business of selling fresh fish in a local market in the Baray district. Her husband catches fish from dawn to dusk along Tonle Sap River to support her sales. Together, they can generate an income in the neighborhood of $6.00 per day to cover their daily expenses. The purpose of this loan is to buy a boat motor and some fishing tackle for her husband because most of what they have are currently unusable. She lives with her husband and 5 single children.
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.