Mrs. Mean S., 32, has been planting a variety of crops on farmland she owns and typically earns around US $1 per day. She lives in a commune in Phnom Penh, the capital, with her husband and their four children, who go to school or work. Her husband, Theap Lor, 31, is working in the construction field.
To increase her family's income, Mean S. hopes to invest in a pig-raising business. She has already built a pigpen, but she lacks money to buy piglets for her stall. Therefore, she would like a loan in order to purchase piglets 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.