Mrs. Say K. is a 38-year-old widow who currently lives in the middle of Kompong Tom province, Cambodia. She works as an internal staff officer after started her job more than nine years ago. Say K. also spends time at home to do housework as well as taking care of three school-aged kids who are dependent on her income.
Due to her current income not being enough to support her family, Say K. hopes to invest in a pig raising business in order to generate more profit. As she doesn’t have capital, she decided to apply for a loan to be used to begin breeding pigs.
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.