Mrs. Oung is 42 years old, married, and has five children who are living under her revenue. Currently she is in the business of pig fattening in the Baray District, Kompong Thom province of Cambodia. From this business, she can earn about $2 per day. Additional income is taken from her husband. Currently her husband sells firewood in front of his house. He would like to transport firewood to clients’ houses but a lack of money is why Oung and her husband would like to request funds from Kiva partner HKL. The purpose of the loan would be to purchase a tractor for developing his business over time and to satisfy his clients. Oung says that these funds are very important for her 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.