Mr. Chhoa P., 59, is a village consultant advisor who lives in a rural area of Siem Reap province in Cambodia. He was married to his wife many years ago. He has five children and all five are now married and have already started new homes. All of his children are employed in different jobs.
Chhoa P. owns a machine that he uses to provide a milling service for farmers for a fee. He has another financial earner in his wife who appears in the photo here. She raises a few pigs in a pigpen they built next to their house. In a day the family is typically able to make around $10 to control the financial problems of their family.
As the pig-raising trade is a very profitable one for his family, Chhoa P. is applying for a loan to purchase many piglets for their stall.
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.