Um C. is a 39 year-old married woman who raises pigs to sell. She has been running this business since 2004. Um C. makes an income of approximately $1 per day. Her husband sells firewood in the village using his motorbike for transportation. He gets an average profit of $4 a day. In order to make more profit, Um C.’s husband wants to purchase a cart to connect to his old motorbike in order to buy and transport more firewood to sell. That is why Um C. would like to request a loan from Kiva. The couple has three school-aged kids.
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.