Sing L., 45, a married mother of five children, all students, lives in a medium-sized wooden house in Pursat Province, Cambodia. She currently breeds pigs next to her house twice a year, selling them for slaughter three months after she begins raising them. Her husband, Korn, 45, earns a living making and selling charcoal; the family also grows rice for sale, and the children help their parent's businesses when they are not studying. Sing and her husband are now requesting a loan to buy a buffalo for transporting charcoal and rice.
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.