Chen S. is 39 years old and lives in the Kompong Tom Province. She earns a living raising pigs in a stall behind her house and sells them for slaughter six months after she begins raising them. Her husband, Yoeun Sok, 38, is a construction supervisor who has employees help provide his building service. He earns an average of $7 per day. She is widely known and can raise at least two pigs per year. S. has been raising pigs for over three years and is currently earning $4 a day. They have five children, all who attend school. S. is requesting a loan of $1000 to buy more piglets to raise for profit.
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.