Mrs. P., 34, a domestic farmer whose husband appears on the left in the photo, owns a medium pigpen that she built behind her house. To earn a living, this mother of three school-aged children breeds a few pigs with the help of her children. Her husband catches fish from the river, a difficult job given that he lacks essential equipment. Therefore, Mrs P. is requesting a loan to buy a boat for his business.
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.