Mrs. Soun, age 30, is a rice farmer who has been making a low income by planting rice crops on her own farmland for the past ten years. From her crop-growing business, she makes an average of $2.50 a day for daily expenses. In order to help support Mrs. Soun, her husband works in the construction field. To increase her daily revenue, Mrs. Soun has decided to apply for a Kiva loan to buy pig feed and a piglet. This loan will help her family situation to get better. Mrs. Soun has been married a few years but she doesn’t have a baby yet.
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.