Mrs. Dy S., 42, earns around $5 per day by making rice wine and raising pigs, Her husband, Mr.Houn Hoeurn, 46, is a soldier. They live in Khvean Village, Siem Reap Province and have four children. One of their children is working for a shopping center and is earning around $50 per month. Because of their family’s growing expenses and because they would like to improve their income, Mrs. Dy S. is seeking a loan of $1200 to purchase a motorcycle for family use. She plans to use remainder of the loan to purchase pig food for her pig-raising business. The loan will help to reduce the family’s expenses so it will improve their living conditions.
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.