Duong is an industrious woman who dreams of growing her business. She wants to uplift her family’s standard of living to attain a better quality of life. She is in the business of selling fish in a small market in the Reussey Keo district of Phnom Penh. She has been in this type of business since 2000, and she noticed that she made a good profit from it. Duong is a mother of four children. She is also 55 and a widow. Her son helps her earn income by working as a fruit vender.
With the income from her current business, Duong would like to invest in a hog-raising business in order to double her income in the next few months. However, due to the lack of funds, she is asking for a loan of 1,000 USD to purchase pigs and piglets to raise in her backyard wooden pigpen and to buy feed for them. This loan will make her plan possible, and she hopes that it will provide her with a greater profit in order to enjoy financial stability.
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.