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Mrs. El R. and her husband, Mr. Nos Him, are dried fish sellers. They both earn about $10 a day and take care of seven children, all of whom are enrolled in school. She lives with her family in the Bei Village in the Chrung Chumres I Sangkat in Phnom Penh City. Because of her business, she can help her children to go to school and pay her family’s living expenses.

In order to help her husband support their large family, R. now requests a loan of $1000 to increase her inventory of dried fish and further her children’s studies. She appreciates Kiva and promises to be prompt in repaying her loan.

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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
  • 72
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,753,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped El to increase her inventory of dried fish for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 23, 2008
Mar 6, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009