The woman in the photo is Mrs. Ou, age 50. She lives in the Province of Kompong Tom in Cambodia, where she earns a living raising pigs. Since 2000, she has run this business, and it has provided her with income to get to her standard of living. She is married with eight children, five of whom are single and three are married already.
Her husband helps her in raising pigs as well as catching fish. In order to earn extra income, Mrs. Ou will be using the loan to buy a second motorcycle for traveling needs because she and her family always pay for a motor taxi when they want to go out. That is why Mrs. Ou made the decision to ask for a Kiva loan.
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.