Duch, a local farmer and livestock raiser, resides in the Baray district of Kompong Tom province. Duch spends six months to mainly focus on her rice farming business while she devotes the rest of time to raising livestock. From the two businesses, she can generate income to cover her daily expenses and allowances for her school-aged children. She is now 53 years old. She became a single mother of three children, one of whom helps her with an income by working in a small restaurant in the province.
She would like to borrow additional capital to purchase pigs for fattening and breeding purpose. With the remainder of the loan, she will purchase a battery for household use. With the help of these funds, Duch believes that she will be able to make improvements in her business and thereby increase her income. For her business goal, she wants to own a big farm for raising pigs and poultry 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.