Mrs. So S., age 36, earns a living by farming rice. She earns a fixed daily income of US$ 3 a day to help solve her family's financial problems. So S. has a partner in her husband who assists her in farming rice. The two are parents of five children who are teenagers and going to school. So S. built a stall behind her house where she plans to raise pigs. The daily profit of the family is not adequate to support them. Thus, So S. has applied for a loan to purchase piglets to breed and pig feed. She intends to use any remainder of the loan to buy an old rice milling machine to provide a service. So S. and her husband are pictured at their pigpen.
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.