Mrs. Say B. earns a living by raising pigs in a pigpen behind her house. She raises them both for their offspring and for slaughter. Her husband also helps her in the same business, and he is a liquor maker as well, earning an income of approximately $3 per day. The couple has three children; all of them are single, living under their care.
Say B. has raised a lot of piglets and she had hoped to sell them to buyers four months after she began raising them. Unfortunately, the pigs are not big enough, due to the lack of food. To help solve this problem, Mrs. Say B. has requested a loan of $1,100 that she will use to buy several sacks of pig feed to fatten her pigs, with the rest of loan going towards the purchase of a few small pigs to feed.
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.