Mrs. Eng K., 41, and her husband, 38, currently live in Kompong Tom Province. Eng earns a living by raising pigs both for their offspring and for slaughter in a pigpen behind her house. She has a life partner in her husband, a local farmer, and they have five children, three single, one studying in university, and the other two married; they also work with her in pig raising. Because Eng's account is not sufficient to pay her child's school fees, she is requesting a loan from Kiva for that purpose.
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.