Sieng, 47, is married and lives in a peaceful village in Baray district, Kompong Tom province. She owns a store and sells merchandise including groceries such as canned foods, snacks, biscuits, soft drinks and other types of household products out of her house. From this business, she is able to earn USD 2.00 per day to support her family, while another main source of income is from her spouse who runs a pig fattening project and distils Khmer traditional white wine.
Sieng is requesting credit to purchase 16 piglets and 10 sacks of feed to make a stable business for the family. This will be her third loan from HKL. She has paid off the previous two loans already. In the future, Sieng wants to have a medium-sized farm for raising and breeding pigs.
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.