Mrs. C., 31, is a rice farmer in Sala Village in Siem Reap Province. She has been farming since 1993 and currently makes around KHR4000 (US$1) per day. She works growing rice with her husband and this is the main source of income for the family's needs. She cares for three children who are young teenagers attending school. To gain another source of income, C. needs a loan to build a pigpen and to purchase four piglets to raise and sell.
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.