Siv T., age 43, lives in Pursat Province. He is a local policeman and is currently earning a salary of $60 a month. His wife, Long Dina, aged 36, makes a living sewing clothes as a local tailor. She has a lot of customers and they recognize the good service she provides. She has been earning approximately $2 per day, since 1998. The couple has no children. Siv hopes to launch a new business to provide additional income for the family’s needs. He would like to request a loan to buy fermenting equipment to produce wine for sale and purchase piglets to raise. This profits generated by this loan will improve their family’s living conditions. (siv T. was not available, so his wife is pictured instead)
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.