Cheam is a married woman who has been residing in Baray district of Kompong Tom province. She is a mother of two children, who are married already. Cheam has been working in the agricultural businesses as the major source of the family’s income. She owns and manages a few hectares of farmland on which she can grow rice and vegetables for sale each harvesting season. For a better income, Cheam devotes her spare time to raising some piglets at home. After three to four months of fattening, she sells them to local tradesmen or butchers and earns a suitable income to support her family.
With her requested loan of USD 1,000, she would like to purchase a motorcycle to be used by her son in providing transportation services. Therefore, the household income will increase and they will be able to better the family living conditions. In the future, Cheam plans to buy 10 more piglets to fatten for sale.
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.