The people shown in the picture above are Chim N. and her husband. Chim N. raises a few pigs in a stall next to her house to earn a living. Additionally, she goes to the forest to collect burnable oil from trees and turns it into glue to sell (it is used in furniture making). Her husband works with her in collecting glue. This older couple married years ago and has six children. Two of their children are employed in different occupations. Chim N. is taking out her loan to buy a piglet to breed, and the rest to buy more tools for scraping glue.
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.