Hong is 39 years old, a loving mother of two school-age children. She lives with her family in Klaeng Poar village, Prey Chor district, Kompong Cham province. She has many duties being a good wife and mother. She is a well-managed person who always takes care of all household things in a neat and tidy way. She cooks for family, and provides education to her children at home. Besides all this, she devotes herself to feed and look after her pigs every day. For additional income, Hong also acts herself as a middleman who buys matured poultry from local villagers and sells them to frequent customers in local markets.
Due to the lack of a vehicle for use by the family as well as the business, Hong has applied for a loan of $US1,500 to purchase a motorcycle. She will use it to provide good transportation services for her family. She hopes that her living conditions will be better gradually through her efforts and sacrifices.
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.