Sokha, 43, is married and lives with her husband and five children in Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambodia.
She has been growing rice for over five years, earning approximately two US dollars per day. Her husband is a soldier who earns approximately three US dollars per day. Two of her children are employed: one is a security guard and another one is a garment worker.
In order to improve her family’s livelihood, Sokha is requesting a loan of 1,000 US dollars to purchase rice seeds, fertilizer and fuel to use in her farming work.
In the future, she would like to build a new house and help her children get bachelor degrees.
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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