Sarun, thirty-seven, is married and resides with her husband and two children in Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambodia. She and her husband have been involved in an agricultural business for over twenty years,. They have extensive experience and are successful in their career. They are involved in growing rice and other agricultural crops. Additionally, they run the business of selling coal to generate more income to support the family. They earn approximately USD 10 per day.
Due to the difficulty in delivering coal, Sarun is requesting a loan of USD to purchase cattle to haul the trailer that carries the coal to sell in the local community, as well as to use in her farming work. In the future, she would like to rebuild her present house to make it much stronger so it provides a better living for the family, and help her children get bachelor degrees. Sarun and her husband are shown in the photo.
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.
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