Sard V., 56, is married with five children. She resides in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, with her husband and children. To make a living, she runs a business of selling souvenirs and soft drinks to tourists at a Temple, earning an average income of $7 a day. Her husband always helps his wife in this business. V. and her husband are seeking to improve their standard of living and generate a better income. Therefore, V. is asking for a loan of $600 to purchase a store near the temple to expand her souvenir selling business.
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.