Som, 44, is married and resides with her husband and seven children in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. She has been breeding pigs for over ten years, earning approximately USD 2 per day. Her husband has been involved in growing rice and renting sound equipment for over three years, earning approximately USD 5 per day. Two of her children are employed; one is a driver and another one is a teacher. They earn approximately USD 6 per day.
Due to the difficulty with the family’s transportation, Som is requesting a loan of USD 1,000 to purchase a motorbike to commute. This purchase would enable her to use the money saved on her transportation expenses to support the family.
In the future, she would like to run a pig farm and help her children get Bachelor’s degrees. Moreover, she plans to build a new house to provide better living conditions for the family.
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.