Mrs. Ngin, 38, is a rice cultivator from Kompong Chhnang province. She has spent most of her life doing this business. Ngin has a life partner in her husband who works as a joiner in mobile places. This couple is blessed with three children. Two of her children are garment factory workers in the province, while the other one is a student living under her support.
Ngin always expects to lift her family from poverty by using all of her efforts; however, she is able to generate $1.50 each day. But now she is asking for a loan from Kiva’s funders to purchase rice to sell in the future. With the remaining fund, she’ll buy some piglets to raise in a wooden piggery behind her own house.
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.