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Salon is 29 years old and is a masseuse. She earns $4 per day. Her husband is a construction worker who earns $5 per day. They have three children, two are studying and one is too young for school.

Every month, she has to spend $75 on food, $3 on electricity, $7 on school fee, $15 on transportation and $10 on other expenses. She would like to request a loan of $500 to buy a motorbike to travel to work. Her husband wants to extend his career and will buy more construction material when they have enough money. She wants to support her children to study so they can at least finish high school.

Additional Information


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.

About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 37
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,708,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Salon buy a motorbike to travel to work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 7, 2011
Oct 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 20, 2012