Kum, 43, is a widowed mother residing with her four children in a rural village of Prey Chor district of Kompong Cham province. Kum works hard to feed her family by farming rice and reselling recycled materials she collects in her neighborhood.
Having the two businesses for years, Kum is able to make approximately KHR 20,000 each day and manages to save some for the future emergencies of the family.
Kum has been with HKL for two loans already and completely paid back her previous loans. She found that the loans are very useful to help her in her businesses. Now she is applying for another loan with the purpose of raising hogs, so that she can add more income to satisfy her living needs.
With this loan, she is going to buy hogs and feed. She hopes to grow her pigs healthily and sell them for a better profit upon maturity.
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.