Kun is 33 years old and operates a rice farming business for her livelihood. Both her business and her house are located in Prey Chor district, Kompong Cham province. She lives there with her husband and three children who are of school age.
Kun and her husband help each other manage their farming business and use their income to purchase food on a daily basis and to pay their children’s school fees. Due to the high cost of commodities, Kun is experiencing financial difficulties. Therefore, Kun has decided to request a loan in the amount of $300 to invest in a hog-raising business in order to generate extra income to meet daily expenses. She will use the loan to buy piglets and feed. She hopes that through this loan, she can earn a good income to support the family and position her business for success in the future.
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.