Heng, 24, is in a common-law relationship and has one child. She is a resident of Baray district, Kompong Tom province. She started working in the agricultural sector, including growing rice, cassava, and raising hogs. Her husband works to manage their rice and cassava plants while she takes the main responsibility for feeding the hogs and poultry at home.
Heng is asking for a loan amounting to KHR 2,500,000 to help her buy five pigs to fatten for meat to sell for a profit. She plans to utilize a portion of the loan to invest in growing cassava on two hectares of farmland. She hopes to have a good profit after selling her pigs and crops when they are mature. She dreams of having a suitable house to live in with her family, and educating her child until he becomes a professional and strong enough to stand alone.
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.