Mr. Tol, age 33, has four school-age children who live as his dependents. His occupation is a farmer in Bary District, Kompong Thom Province. His wife, Mach, is 31 years old. She is a fish seller in one market not far away from her homeland. From this business, she can earn about $3 each day. Apart from these activities, Tol and his wife earn additional income by raising pigs. Presently, Tol wants to buy several pigs but lacks money. So, Tol and his wife would like to request some funds from Kiva in order to purchase piglets. Their future expectation is to have a bigger business, bigger house, and at least bachelor degrees for their children.
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.