Chhen S. earns a living by raising pigs in a pigpen behind her house. She raises them both for their offsprings and for slaughter. In addition, she also assists her husband in the cultivation of crops on her farmland in Kompong Tom province. The couple has two children who are both single and are still studying in the local school.
Due to the fact that rice harvesting season is coming, Chhen S. has decided to seek a loan from Kiva for capital to buy more rice to store while prices are low, to be used for future sales.
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.