A loan of $1,000 helped to buy a motorcycle to improve the family’s living conditions and support the business.


Lim's story

Lim is a responsible and a loving mother of five children living in Dongkor commune, an area distant from Phnom Penh City, where most Cambodian people prefer agriculture to other businesses. Lim is a widow who has tried hard to keep her family from poverty. She is a farmer who grows rice throughout the year. Recently, Lim has time off from rice growing and she is working as a maker of fermented fish paste. She buys fresh fish, from which fermented fish paste is made, in bulk from her suppliers. She has a daughter who always helps her in this business. She typically earns about $3.50 per day. Lim is now taking out her first loan with HKL and Kiva to buy a motorcycle to improve the family’s living conditions and support the business. In the future, Lim wants to own a store in a local market to sell her fermented fish paste.



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