Mrs. Pea L., 49, supports her family by selling fish paste. In addition to her fish business, she owns a plot of land where she raises a few pigs and rice crops. She also depends on the income from her husband’s job, he fishes in and around the river. This older couple has five children who currently live together in a family home. One of the children is now married. The farming business is a profitable one which Pea L. often has done with great success for a long time. Pea L. is applying for a capital to use on her farm field. She will use this loan to raise more pigs and crops.
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.