Sothea, 31, is married and resides with her husband and two children in Takeo Province, Cambodia, an area known for pre-angkorean sites.
She is employed at the factory. Her husband sells hand-made brooms at home. This couple works so hard every day for incomes to help cover the family expenses.
Sothea is requesting a loan of USD 500 to purchase a new motorbike for her husband to travel to sell brooms. By doing so, he can generate more income.
In the future, she would like to use any additional income to repair her house. This will be her first loan from KREDIT, a longstanding 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.