Mao S., age 40, is a housewife. S. is married and lives with her husband and four children in Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia, an area known for rubber plantations. Her husband is hired to plow rice fields and earns an income of USD $3.00 per day. The family has to spend USD $45.00 on food, USD $5.00 on electricity, and USD $20.00 on other necessary expenses every month.
S. is requesting a loan of USD $1000 to purchase a plot of farmland to earn more income. In the future, she would like to use any additional profit to repair her house. This is her first loan from CREDIT, a long-standing Kiva partner in Cambodia.
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.