The woman person shown in the picture is Mrs. Ung, 35 years old, who lives in the Baray district of Kompong Tom province. She owns a small store in front of a local busy [market] which is full of villagers and passengers going to buy something. She uses her store to sell breakfast and dinner foods. She generates a profit of approximately $5 US a day to help meet her family’s daily expenses with more stability.
Mrs. Ung's husband is a rice cultivator as well as a fisherman. This couple has only one child who works in the construction field. Mrs. Ung will be using part of this requested money to purchase pig feed and piglets. The rest of the loan will be used for the crop planting business.
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.