Vann is an industrious woman who owns and manages a farming business and a hog-raising business to support her family. She has been in these businesses for almost 22 years. At the field, Vann plants and takes care of a few kinds of vegetable crops while she looks after her family and pigs at home. Vann is now 48 years old and a mother of two children, who currently live separately with their new families.
To improve her farming business as well as her pig-raising business, Vann decided to take out a loan from HKL and Kiva to purchase farm supplies such as seeds, fertilizers and insecticides for her crops. Also, with the balance of funds, she will purchase additional pigs and feed for fattening them. Through the loan use, Vann has a strong commitment to work out her plan and upgrade her living standard. Vann hopes to experience a better quality of life someday.
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.