Sokha is 47 years old. She sell lotus fruit with her husband, and they get $4 per day. They have three children, 14, 12, and 8 years old. Two are working as construction workers and one is studying.
Every month, she has to spend $85 on food, $5 on electricity and $20 on the school fees of her child.
She explains that growing lotus fruit requires water to support it, but it is hard for her to carry the water to fill in her lotus farm, so a pump machine is the only way to help her. Because she doesn’t have enough money, she would like to request a loan of $800 to buy a pump machine to make this career run well. She plans to enlarge her career if she can get it to run successfully.
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.