Chea is 52 years old and a very diligent woman who is responsible for three school-aged children. She owns and manages a rice farm to earn a living. Since she has been an farmer, she has gradually improved her business. She usually plants rice twice a year, because she gets enough water from the local irrigation system, and the land is favorable for growing crops. Chea works hard to increase her family's income, and she plans to set up a hog-raising business for additional income. Due to the lack of capital, she is requesting a loan of 400 USD to purchase piglets for fattening. She hopes to save for the betterment of her family and believes that her profits will provide a good, high quality life for her family.
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.