Mrs. Suy S., age 58, is a widow who makes a living by raising pigs and by selling a little rice and food. This is the main source of income for her family. She has three children. All are married, and one of her daughters is a local tailor who earns an income of $4 per day. They live together in Banteay Meanchey Province.
Mrs. S. is requesting a loan of $1,000 to buy a motorcycle to make the family's transportation easier, to buy a piglet to raise, and to purchase a sewing machine for her daughter's business.
Mrs. S. was not available, so her daughter is presented in the photograph.
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.