From Kompong Speu province of Cambodia, Choun as well as most of local villagers started a farming business as the main source for her income. Choun has been in this type of business since she was in her teens; she is now 32 years old and has three young children. Due to the high cost of commodities and home utility bills, she also has a hog-raising business to generate additional income.
Choun is submitting a new request for her fourth loan to purchase more piglets for fattening and necessary feed to ensure proper growth of her pigs. She hopes to sell her pigs at a profitable price upon their maturity in the next few months. She will reinvest the earnings from her hog-raising business back into her business and save a portion for her children’s education.
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.