Sum, forty-two, is married with five single children. She lives with her family in Baray district of Kompong Tom province, where she was born and grew up on a family farm. She is involved in a pig-raising business. She fattens her pigs for both slaughter and for breeding. She has been in this business for eight years.
Sum’s family doesn’t yet own any vehicle for traveling. For that reason, Sum is asking for a loan to purchase a used motorcycle for the entire family’s use. It’ll provide a good means of transport for her family, allowing them to go anywhere they wish, without paying for a taxi service as in the past.
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.