Mrs. But M., age 50, raises pigs in a stall next to her house. She also grows vegetables, such as cabbages, morning glory, and cucumbers, and sells them to a market-seller three months later when they mature.
She is married to Mr. Heab, who is 52 years old, and who sells marble that he cuts them from the mountain located far from his house. The older couple is responsible for a teenage child who is employed.
But M. will use the loan to buy a wheeled-cart for her husband to use to transport marble to sell. (Mrs. But M. was not available for the photograph so her husband is in the photo instead.)
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.