Toch S., 47, is married and lives with her husband and three children in Takeo Province, Cambodia, an area known for pre-Angkorian temples. She produces hand-made brooms and sells them to earn an income of about USD 2 per day. Her husband is a motor taxi driver, earning an income of USD 3 per day to help cover the family expenses.
Mrs. S. is requesting a loan of USD 600 to purchase a motorbike for the children to commute to school. She would like to use any additional profit to repair their house. This is her first loan from CREDIT, a long-standing Kiva partner in Cambodia. S.'s husband is pictured instead of his wife.
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.