Mrs. But, age 31, lives in the Pouk district of Siem Reap province. She is the mother of four children, all of whom are students. Mrs. But is a rice farmer as well as a pig-raiser. Normally, she is able to generate income of 2.50 USD per day. Her husband shares his responsibility for the family by providing a threshing service to the local people in exchange for money and rice.
In order to better her family's living conditions, Mrs. But has decided to ask for a loan from HKL to purchase a second-hand motorcycle for the family’s use and also to buy a breeding pig to raise for its offspring. In the future, Mrs. But wants to expand her pig-raising business.
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.