Ben S., 30, is a local farmer and she uses her spare time to produce scarfs at her house. She has a typical income of around $1.60 US per day. She lives with her husband and two school-aged children. Her husband is a local police authority in Takeo Province with an income of $2.50 US per day. She really wants a loan of $1000 US to buy a motorbike for transporting her products to sell at the local markets in her province. S. is photographed with her craft work.
KREDIT Ltd. is one of Kiva’s most established partners in Southeast Asia. The organization empowers the economically-active poor and small entrepreneurs by providing inclusive financial services. Beyond loans, KREDIT offers low-income clients complementary training in debt management, savings and budgeting. In addition, KREDIT partners with NGOs to offer training in primary health care, agricultural techniques and HIV/AIDS awareness.
For more information on KREDIT, please visit its partner page. If you would like to engage more with KREDIT and its borrowers, you can also join its lending team, KREDIT MFI Cambodia.