The two people in the picture are Mrs. Kang S., 34, and her husband, aged 36. They live in the province of Kompong Tom. The couple has three unmarried children. Mrs. Kang S. is a fish seller in the busy market and her husband sells cows. He buys animals from the villagers, fattens them for a while and then sells them for a profit. Because the selling-animal business is the main source of income for this family, Mrs. Kang S. requested a loan as capital for her husband to buy an extra cow to sell.
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.