Kimoun, age 25, is married and resides with her one child in Takeo Province, Cambodia. She is a farmer, earning an income of $1 per day to help cover the family expenses. The family is also assisted by her husband who is a construction worker, earning an income of $5 per day. Their standard of living has improved since Kimoun and her husband have had these businesses. Kimoun is requesting a loan of $700 to purchase two cows to help plow rice fields. This is her first loan from CREDIT, a partner of Kiva. Kimoun appears in the photograph preparing lunch for her family.
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.