From Kompong Cham province, Pech H. earns a living by raising pigs in a pigpen behind his house. He raises them both for their offspring and for slaughter. In addition, Pech H. also cultivates a rice crop on his farmland. His wife helps him in the farming business. They have three children, all of whom are single and still live under their care.
Presently, Pech H. would like to request a loan for planting his dry-season rice field, but he doesn’t have funds as capital to do it yet. To deal with this situation, Pech H. is applying for a loan to buy fertilizers, seed for planting, and to buy a few sacks of pig feed to fatten his pigs.
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.