Touch, 56, is widowed and resides with six children in Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia. She is a rice farmer. Additionally, she is a Khmer noodle and fish paste vendor. Two of her children are employed at the garment factory. Selling fish paste is the main source of income to support the family. Therefore, Touch requests a loan of USD 1,200 to purchase more fish paste to resell to her clients. In the future, she would like to build a new house and support her children to study to get higher education.
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.