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Sarim, 31, is married and resides with her husband and two school-aged children in Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambodia. She and her husband are garment workers.

In view of their meager income, Sarim would like to request a loan of USD 500 to run a new business by purchasing rice to store in the warehouse in order to sell it when the price is higher. By doing so, she will have extra income to support the family. In the future, she plans to purchase rice in large amount to store and resell when the price is higher. Moreover, she would like to build a bathroom and send her children to a good 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
  • $38,709,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Sarim to purchase rice to store in the warehouse to sell when the price is higher.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 20, 2011
Jan 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012