H., 46, is the mother of a high school student and is married to Peoun, also 46, who is a local farmer on a plot of land inherited from his parents. She earns her living by raising pigs to slaughter four times a year. Her living standard has now become more and more comfortable. That's why she wants to increase the number of pigs she raises by taking out a loan of $200 from the Kiva field partner, HKL, to buy more pigs for her stall. She dreams of her only child earning a college degree.
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.