Sokha, 30, resides in Takeo province, Cambodia, an area known for pre-Angkorean sites. Sokha is employed at the garment factory, earning an income of 2 USD per day to help cover the family expenses. Her husband grows rice to sell, earning an income of 2 USD per day. Each month, the family has to spend 15 USD on food and 40 USD on the other necessary expenses. Sokha is requesting a loan of 1,200 USD to hire people to help plow and grow rice. This will be her first loan from CREDIT, a long-standing Kiva partner.
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.