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Chhorn B., age 35, is married and has 2 children who are not yet old enough to have been enrolled in a school. He lives with his wife in Phnom Penh City. He and his wife work together in a sewing business at home to make a living. This earns them collectively an income of US $5 per day.

The financial crisis has been difficult for business in Cambodia this past year. This factor has played into a difficult economic year for much of the country, B. included. The country's economic struggles always seem to affect the poor the most. In light of the country's economic difficulties, B. is seeking to increase his income and improve his business. He is asking for a loan of US$ 1000 to purchase more various kinds of fabrics to use to design good clothes to sell.

Additional Information


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
  • 41
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,708,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Chhorn fabric purchase.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 22, 2009
Aug 4, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011