Mrs. Chanthea K., 38, is a farmer who grows rice. Her husband, Mr. Doeun Cheam, is a policeman who has a small monthly salary. They have three children, all of whom are in school. The family's living condition is not very good because of the increasing prices of food and other goods. Chanthea and Doeun both work hard everyday to provide for their family, but their income is insufficient for their daily expenses.
To increase their income, Chanthea needs a loan of 1,000,000 Riel ($250 USD) to purchase piglets to breed and to buy fertilizer for her rice crop. The family lives in Ptas Rong Commune, Pursat Province, Cambodia.
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.