Mrs. Mom is an industrious and conscientious person who resides in Reussey Keo commune of Phnom Penh. She is 51 years old and the mother of five children. Four of them are single and live together with her, while the other one lives separately with a new family.
Mom and her husband work in the same field, cultivating rice crops. Together, they usually generate around $4 per day from this business. It is an annual work of the family, so she has decided to create an additional business to support their living by raising some piglets. She is taking out her first loan from Kiva to buy some piglets for raising in the backyard of her house. This loan will help increase the income of her family.
In the future, she plans to expand her pig raising business largely. With the increase in income, she wants to fix some broken parts of her house and send all her children to school.
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.