Ploak S., 37, is married and resides with her husband and two children in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, an area known as the most favorite tourist place in the country. S. sells food at a local market, earning an income of USD 5 per day. Her husband is a construction foreman and earns an income of USD 8 per day.
S. is requesting a loan of USD 900 to purchase more construction supplies to improve her husband’s business. In the future, she would like to use any additional profit to repair her house. This is her second loan from CREDIT, a long-standing Kiva partner in Cambodia. S.'s husband appears in the photograph.
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.