Mrs. Hok is a resident of the Baray district. She earns a living by cultivating rice crops, as well as raising piglets in a wooden piggery in her backyard. She has a common law relationship with her husband and is blessed with two single children, one of whom is a student. Through her pig fattening business, Mrs. Hok is able to earn an average of $2.00 per day to support her family. She also depends on income from her husband who transports and sells firewood from place to place.
In order to increase rice production, Mrs. Hok wants to expand her farmland. However, her capital is insufficient. Thus, she is now requesting funds from HKL and Kiva to purchase two plots of farmland. Her goal is to improve her farming business and make a comfortable living for her children.
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.