Touch P. is 33 years old and married to Mr. Nga Sokha, 44; he is a motorcycle taxi driver, earning about $2.50 per day. She has seven children, two of whom are married and five of whom are single and live at home; one is employed by a guest house in Siem Reap Province. Touch breeds pigs to sell in her village. She has been breeding pigs since 2003 and currently earns about $5 per day. Touch needs a loan of $400 so her husband can buy a new motorcycle to help attract customers.
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.