Sek C., 63, is a local farmer who raises pigs in a stall next to her house to earn a living. She is able to sell each mature pig to a buyer four months after she begins raising it. Her husband jointly cares for their family’s pig.
This couple has given birth to three children who are married and have ready started new homes and they are all employed in different occupations.
Because the pig-raising business is the main source of family income, Sek C. would like a loan of $700 which will be used to buy more piglets to raise. She proposes to use the remainder of the loan to build a pigpen.
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.