Sarth C. is 31 years old and lives with her husband in Takeo province. She sells vegetables at the Phnom Penh market and is able to make about US$5 of profit a day. Her husband is a wedding chef and makes US$5 per day. This couple has six children of whom four are are in school and two are too young to attend.
Sarth C. is asking for a loan of US$1,000. She needs to purchase a motorbike to transport vegetables to sell at the market. She is shown with her husband in the photo.
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.
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