Mrs. Sinat M., 29, the mother of three young children, all in school, raises pigs and distills Khmer wine in her home in Srolav Commune, Kompong Tom Province. Currently earning approximately $4 each day, Sinat is married to Mr. Neang Noeun, age 33, a motorcycle and horse cart taxi driver making about $5 per day.
In order to increase family income, Sinat is applying for a $1,000 loan to buy rice to store for later sale and to purchase two oxen.
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.