Mrs. Thiep is 66 years old and a mother of 5 children. She cultivates rice crops and raises some pigs at home. She has tried hard to provide her children with a good standard of living since her husband passed away. Some of her children also contribute some of their income to help her and to support the whole family. As shown in the picture above, her pig is out of its pigpen because the pigpen is broken and under repair. Thiep would like to ask for a loan from HKL, a longstanding Kiva partner, to buy some construction materials to rebuild her pigpen. After the pigpen is rebuilt, Thiep will buy an additional pig for breeding purposes.
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.