Tieng R. currently retails pork that she buys in bulk, on credit, from her suppliers, who have their own pig farm and slaughtering operation. Tieng R. typically generates an income of $6 per day to meet her family’s daily living expenses. Tieng R. is 41 years old and a single mother. She was married but divorced her husband years ago and has no child. She lives with her older mother, who stays at home to be responsible for the daily housework. Since a national festival is coming, Tieng R. has many regular customers who need to order her pork for their cooking. To satisfy her customer's requirements, Tieng R. has decided to seek a loan for capital to accrue a larger quantity of pork to sell to those people.
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.