Mrs. Orn P. 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 assists her husband in the cultivation of crops from their own farmland. The couple has a child who attends public school. Mrs. Orn P. has raised a lot of piglets and she is hoping to sell them to buyers four months after she begins raising them. Because the pig-raising business is a very profitable one for Mrs. Orn P. and her family, she has requested a loan in order to buy additional feed and piglets. She will use the rest of the funds to purchase many sacks of rice to store and then sell when rice is commanding the highest price.
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.