Khat K., 57, lives with her husband and four children in the Kampong Chhnang province. She works in a grocery store, typically making US$2.50 per day, while her husband earns less than US$1 per day. Her husband is a farmer, growing rice. This couple also is supported by four children, three of whom are garment factory workers and one is a construction worker.
Khat K. would like to take out a loan of US$700 to purchase a motorbike for her children to commute to work. K. appears in the photograph with her son.
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.