Nhok V. is a 48-year-old farmer who lives in Siem Reap Province. Nhok V. is married with three teenage children who are not very long in school and who work on the farm, while her husband also works with her in the farming business. Additionally, this couple has built a medium sized pen behind their house in which they raise many pigs for revenue. Because the farming business is the main way for the family to generate a profit, Nhok V. is pursuing a loan to grow rice and to buy more piglets to raise. This loan will provide her with additional income and comfortable living conditions.
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.