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Dos P., age 38, is a widow who lives with her 15-year-old child in Kampong Cham Province. Her child is a mechanic with an income of around US $8.33 per day. To make a living, she produces baskets. Cambodian hand-made crafts require hard work and time to produce best output for competitive prices in the market. Typically, she is able to earn an income of US $2 per day.

In light of the country's economic difficulties, which result from the financial crisis, P. is seeking to increase her income. P. is asking for a loan of $1000 to invest in her child's business. She will give this money to her child to buy spare parts for his customer's cars. She believes that this will help raise her standard of living.

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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.

About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 261
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $37,492,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Dos to purchase spare parts for cars.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 24, 2009
Aug 3, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2011