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Savoeun, 45, is married with two children who are going to school. She currently lives with her family in a remote area of Santuk district in Kampong Thom province. She is an industrious farmer who has been working in the agricultural sector for nearly 20 years. She primarily grows rice crops to sell after harvest season. With her earnings from farming, Savoeun is able to provide food for her family and allowances for her school-age children.

Currently, Savoeun’s family has an unhygienic latrine for use, so it can’t provide her family healthful living conditions. That’s why she is asking for a loan to build a safe, hygienic latrine to promote their health. Thanks to the water loan program offered by HKL with a special rate. It has encouraged Savoeun to focus on ensuring healthy living conditions to safeguard the health of her family and protect the environment.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of HKL's new water and sanitation loan program designed to help improve living standards of poor and low-income people living in Cambodia. Loans under the program are directed at various products that help improve access to clean water and improved sanitation facilities including loans for water tanks, filters, wells, distribution, and latrines. These loans help to reduce rates of waterborne disease, improve health, and increase economic outcomes for poor families. HKL has designed this social loan product to feature a lower rate than typical.

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.


About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 51
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,847,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Savoeun a loan to build a safe, hygienic latrine to promote their health.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 6, 2013
Jan 6, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015