Koeng T., 42, lives in Kandal Province where he owns and runs a pigpen next to his home. The pigs he raises can be sold to the slaughterhouse within three months after he begins to raise them. He can make several sales each year.
His wife, Mom Chantha, 35, works in the garment industry and currently earns between 80 and 90 US$ per month. They have three children, all single. One daughter works with her father, raising the pigs. Another daughter contributes to the family's food needs by also working in the garment industry.
Mr. Tong recently sold all of his pigs and hopes to acquire others to raise and sell. He will add the loan money to his savings to buy more piglets and to buy materials to distill wine to sell, as an extra source of income.
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.