Mrs Ornn, 49, is a widow who lives in a small wooden house in Siem Reap Province. She is a rice farmer and earns approximately $3 profit a day. She also raises a few pigs at her home. She has four children, two of whom are employed as building construction workers and they normally share responsibility with Mrs Ornn. She would like to use the loan of $800 to buy extra piglets for feeding up and to purchase sugar to stock for future sale.
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.