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Soung is a 31-year-old married woman. She owns and manages a convenient shop in her village, Prey Chor District, Kompong Cham province, Cambodia, while her husband manages the maintenance of a rice field to provide income and educate their only child. She has been doing this business for more than 13 years and is able to earn an average of $1.50 per day.

To make a good progress in rice farming, Soung would like to borrow a loan through HKL to purchase a plowing machine to support her husband's business. It'll enable him to maintain good productivity. Through this loan, she hopes that she will improve her family's owned business and will be successful in the businesses. She plans to enlarge her shop when she has enough funds for that.

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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
  • 171
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,456,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Soung to purchase a plowing machine to support her husband's business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 9, 2012
May 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014