Seth S. is 55 and the mother of six children. She is a local farmer who has been planting a variety of crops for years. In addition, she raises a few chickens and piglets in a cage behind her house. She also relies on income from her husband, who is a teacher of English in a village in Siem Reap province and earns around $4 each day. Seth S. is requesting a loan to hire a domestic laborer to harvest her mature rice crops, and buy additional piglets for breeding.
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.