The woman in the photo is Mrs. Suon P., age 46. She lives in the Province of Kompong Tom in Cambodia, where she earns a living raising pigs. This business has provided her with income to attain her standard of living.
Mrs. Suon P. is married with three children, all of whom are single and are studying in the local school. Her husband sells firewood and charcoal in his village using his old motorbike. He earns an income of approximately $6.40 per day.
In order to earn extra income, Mrs. Suon P.’s husband wants to buy a larger quantity of firewood and charcoal to sell to retailers in the market. However, he doesn’t have a vehicle large enough to transport more firewood and charcoal. To achieve this goal, Mrs. Suon P. has decided to seek a loan for her husband to purchase a trailer to connect to a motorbike so that he can use it to pick up more firewood and charcoal.
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.