From Ornlong Veng district of Siem Reap Province, Vang is a 58 year old woman who earns a profit by breeding a few pigs in a cage behind her house.
For additional profit, Vang also distills liquor at her house and is earning an income of around $1.50 a day. Her husband is domestic farmer, and he often plants some crops on his own land. They have three single children, one of whom works in the same business. As this is rainy season, Vang’s husband doesn’t have funds to start growing his crops yet. Therefore, Vang would like a loan to buy a plowing machine to plow; her husband can begin to plant his crops.
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.