Mrs. Keal H. earns a living by raising pigs in a pigpen behind her house. She raises them both for their offspring and for slaughter. In addition, she also sells fritters to her neighbors for extra profit. Her husband has the skill of making wooden furniture by hand and uses his knowledge to earn a living. The couple has two children who are enrolled in school. Keal H. has raised a lot of piglets and she had hoped to sell them to buyers four months after she began raising them. Unfortunately, the pigs are not big enough, due to the lack of food. To help solve this problem, Keal H. has requested a loan to buy many sacks of pig feed to fatten her pigs. She will use the rest of the loan towards purchasing piglets for her 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.