Chanthou C., 26, lives with her widowed mother and three younger sisters. She works hard at her farming job, which is the family's main source of income. Her mother, Mrs. Lang Chin, 60, makes Khmer cake to sell as another source of income. Chanthou lives with her family in Snam Preah Commune, Pursat Province. Because her farmland is infertile, she needs to use fertilizer to improve the rice yield. As another source income, she wants to raise pigs. But Chanthou lacks the money to buy the fertilizer and the pigs. Hence, she is asking for a loan to carry out her plan. Chanthou's mother is pictured because Chanthou was not available.
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.