Mrs. Hay S. is an older woman and the mother of five children. Two are now married and already have their own homes, while the remaining three are single. She has a financial earner in her husband who has the skill of building stone houses. He currently works in a small firm located in Kompong Tom Province.
Hay S. built a large pig stall where she always raises a lot of hogs to earn a living. She has been engaged in this field since she was single so she has a lot of experience. Because her pig-raising trade is the main source of family income, she has obtained a loan to use as capital to buy pig feed and many piglets for her pigpen. With any remaining money from the loan, she will grow crops for additional income.
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.