S. O., age 37, is a widowed mother of three school-aged children. In the beginning of 2000, S. O. built a small store in front of her home. In her shop, she sells a few grocery items to the neighbors who live near her house in the village. Her children help her to sell groceries.
In addition, she always has one pig that she is raising. She keeps the pig in a stall next to her house. Although she has sold her mature pig, she doesn't have the money to buy another, so she is requesting a loan from Kiva to purchase piglet to raise.
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.