Mrs. On is 28 years old and a loving mother of four children. She is a local farmer, cultivating annual rice crops throughout the year. She also takes some time to sell sweet things, snacks, and groceries for extra profit.
After the rice season ends, Mrs. On will have available time to do work at home, so she wants to improve her living condition by raising some piglets in her backyard. Now she would like to borrow some funds to build a wooden piggery and buy some piglets and feeds. She hopes that she will be able to lift her family out of poverty someday.
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.