Kunthea is 41 years old. She is married and resides with three children in Kampot Province, Cambodia. She has been involved in cultivating rice and fattening up pigs for more than ten years, earning approximately $7 per day. Her husband helps her run the business. Two of her children are employed in a garment factory. They earn about $8 per day.
In order to improve her family’s finances, Kunthea is requesting a loan of $1300 to purchase more farmland to use for cultivating agricultural crops. This money will help her expand her business and earn more money to support the family. In the future, she would like to build a new house and help her youngest child earn a bachelor’s degree.
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.