This is Kong, 51, a resident of Baray, Kompong Tom Province. She is married and has been blessed with six children: four are single and two are married. She and her husband help each other manage their household and businesses. She cultivates rice twice a year and raises a few piglets for slaughter. Recently, she has been working hard to continually provide income for their everyday expenses, including food and allowances for her children.
To help her continue the operation of her business, Kong is requesting a loan of KHR 2,000,000 to purchase additional piglets and feed for fattening them. She will also use part of the loan to buy a water pump that she will use to irrigate her rice field. She expects to increase her business income as she expands her 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.