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Sinoun is 29 years old. She is married and resides with her parents and one child in Battambang Province, Cambodia. She has been selling clothes for more than seven years, earning approximately $5 per day. Her husband is employed in a local organization. He earns about $7 each day.

In order to improve her family’s livelihood, Sinoun is requesting a loan of $1000 to pay for renting a store in the market to run a sewing shop. In addition, a part of this money is used to purchase cloth to use for sewing clothes to sell. By doing so, she would earn more income for the family.

In the future, she would like to expand her business and send her child to a good school. Moreover, she hopes to build a new house to live separately from her parents.

Additional Information


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.

About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 46
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,708,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Sinoun to pay for renting a store in the market to run a sewing shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 7, 2012
Oct 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014