Mrs. Hourn, 41, owns a liquor store and sells foods like grilled beef and other kinds of meat to her customers who need them while drinking liquor. From this business, she is able to generate an income of $3.50 per day. She has only one child who is already married. Nowadays, Hourn’s husband completely manages all farming work and also takes some time to raise some piglets at home. This couple has tried very hard because they want to attain a good quality of life and have a comfortable living. Mrs. Hourn would like to request her first loan from HKL and Kiva to buy 20 heads of piglets and pig feed to sustain the business and thereby increase her household income. She is very happy and grateful for the support for her family-owned businesses.
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.