Ay S. O. raises pigs near her house. She has been raising pigs for five years and earns about $3.20 per day. Her husband provides battery-charging services to people who use rechargeable car batteries in his village. People in rural villages in Cambodia use these rechargeable batteries as a modest means to power their homes. He makes about $2.80 per day from providing this service.
Because of an increase in customers, his machine cannot support the demand for battery-charging services. Mrs. O. is requesting a loan of $500 for husband to purchase a dynamo and increase the power output of his battery-charging machine. The picture is of Mrs. O.'s husband.
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.