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Meas M., 24, is single and lives with her mom and her sister in Takeo province. She is shown with her mom in the photo. Meas M. is a farmer, while her sister is a professional tailor, both of them typically making about US$4.50 each day.

The weather conditions have been difficult for farming in Cambodia this past year and inflation has also been out of control. These factors have played into a difficult economic year for many Cambodians, Meas M. included.

In light of these economic difficulties, Meas M. is asking for a loan of US$750 to purchase a sewing machine for her sister. This will allow the family to expand its daily revenue.

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
  • 42
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,736,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Meas to purchase a sewing machine for her sister.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 18, 2010
Aug 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2011