Sang, 56, is married with 10 children. Seven of them are single and three are married. Sang runs a pig farm in the backyard of her house and also has a rice farming business. She has been in this type of business for over five years. She breeds and raises hogs to sell to local traders or butchers in her community upon their optimum growth while her husband is involved in trading firewood to support their living. Through their determination and sacrifices, they hope for a higher income and to enable their children to finish their studies at high school level minimum.
For great changes in their current businesses, Sang would like to acquire a loan from Kiva lenders in order to purchase a plowing machine for farming. This tool can also be used for transportation purposes whenever they attach it with a trailer. Sang’s husband will be able to load his firewood and distribute it to marketplaces quickly. She hopes that the loan will be granted to her to develop their businesses as well as their standard of living.
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.