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Mrs Hou earns a living by farming together with her husband from Prey Chor district, Cambodia. She is now thirty-five years old and is blessed with two young children. Growing rice crops is a big part of her life.

Mrs Hou grows rice crops twice a year because she gets enough water from the river nearby to sustain this. She typically earns a profit of $2.5 per day from this business. In order to increase her profits for the whole family, she has requested a loan from Kiva, through HKL to purchase some piglets to raise and sell in the future. Mrs Hou wants to improve her living conditions as she works hard and provide her two daughters with great opportunities to join university in Phnom Penh city.

Additional Information

About HKL

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.

About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 53
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,847,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,018.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Hou to purchase some piglets to raise and sell on.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2011
Dec 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012