C., age 27, lives in a small village in Pursat Province where she raises pigs, next to her house. She normally sells all her pigs to a buyer five or six months after she begins raising them. She lives with her husband and three children. Her husband’s name is Sina, age 25. He earns a living cultivating rice crop. As the dry season is coming, C.’s husband plans to plant rice but he is not enough operating capital. Therefore, C. is requesting a loan for her husband to use for growing rice and to buy a water buffalo for plowing the field.
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.