The two persons shown in the picture are Mrs. Sim P., 65, and her husband, age 61. They currently live in Siem Reap Province.
Sim P. earns a living by raising pigs in a pigpen behind her house. She raises them both for their offspring and for slaughter. In addition, she also cultivates a rice crop, while her husband works as a local carpenter. They have six children, four of whom are single and the other two are married; they also work with her in pig raising.
Presently, Sim P. faces difficulty with transportation in that she always hires a taxi when she needs transportation. To reduce the cost of transportation, she would like a $1200 loan in order to buy a new motorbike for her family's riding needs.
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.