Eang I has been in the farming business for years. She plants various crops to earn a living and typically generates an income of US$3 per day. Eang I and her husband appear in the photo. This couple has been married for years and has seven children. Three of the children are married and four are single. In addition, Eang I also raises a lot of pigs in the cage behind her house, and she had hoped to sell them to buyers four months after she began raising them. Unfortunately, the pigs are not big enough, due to the lack of food. To help solve this problem, Eang I has requested a loan of US$1,200 that she will use to buy many sacks of pig feed to fatten her pigs. She will use the rest of the loan towards purchasing farm supplies to use on her field.
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.