Chhom is 29 years old and married with two dependent children. Chhom lives happily with her family in a village of Reussey district, an area of Phnom Penh. To earn a living, she gets involved in three businesses: being a farmer, a waitress — taking food orders from clients — and a pig raiser. From each business, she can generate $2.00 a day on average. Aside from her hardships, Chhom is going to help her children in their education. She mentioned that if she can afford to pay the tuition fees of the university, she will send all her children to such higher education in the future.
For the enhancement of her pig-raising business, Chhom would like to ask for a loan of $1,000 to purchase pigs and piglets to nourish for offspring as well as for meat. She hopes for great revenue from this investment. For her future plans, she intends to enlarge her pigpen and install a large amount of pigs to raise.
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.