Gnem is 43 years old, married, and has four children. She operates a hog-raising business from the Baray district to support her living. Two of her younger children help in developing the business besides their class schedule, while the other two are employed as paid workers in a neighboring country and send their remittances as the family’s support.
Gnem is taking out a loan from HKL and Kiva to make improvements to her hog-raising business. She will use the loan to purchase 10 piglets and feed for fattening them. She hopes that this time, she will be able to enlarge her profit for the welfare of the family. In the future, she dreams of having a big pig farm and ensuring a bright future for her two school-aged children.
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.