Mrs. Keo S. was born in 1982 and is a married woman, but she doesn’t have a child. Her husband is Chantha, age 32, and he earns a living as a rice farmer.
Keo S. has built a pigpen behind her house where she raises many pigs, which she sells when they are grown. Also, she works with her husband on the farm.
Because the pig-raising enterprise is a very profitable one for Keo S. and her family, she has requested a loan to buy additional feed and piglets to raise. Any remaining money from the loan she will use to construct a rice store in order to store mature rice.
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.