Mrs. Rorn U. is 47 years old and raises ducks for eggs in Phteah Rung Commune, Pursat Province. She can earn around $2 per day. Normally, Rorn buys baby ducks from other breeders to fatten for three or four months. She married to Mr. Top Nit, 35, a rice farmer. She has three children, two of whom help farming while the other three are in school. For another source income, Rorn requests a loan of $500 to purchase a dynamo machine to run a rechargeable battery service and to buy more baby ducks to fatten for making eggs.
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.