The woman shown in the picture is Chea Y., 47, who currently lives in Kompong Tom province. Chea Y. earns a living by raising pigs in a pigpen behind her house. She raises them both for their offspring and for slaughter. In addition, she also cultivates a rice crop, while her husband works as a local fisherman. They have four children, three of whom are single and one is married.
It is the time for planting the dry-season rice field but she can't grow her crop on her farmland because of insufficient money. In order to deal with this problem, Chea Y. is asking for a Kiva loan to rent a plow to plow her farmland and to buy fertilizers, gasoline, and seeds for planting.
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.