L., age 28, raises pigs in a stall next to her house. She will sell her pigs to a slaughterer six months after they mature. She is married to Teng, who is 26 years old, and who works as a carrying worker at the busy market. The young couple is responsible for two young children. L. is requesting a loan to buy a piglet to raise and to build a small store to begin working as a grocery seller.
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.