An is 39 years old. She is married, and resides with four children in Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia. She and her husband have been working as chefs for more than ten years, earning approximately $6 daily. Additionally, her husband works construction when he is free.
Her children are employed in a garment factory; they earn about $10 each day.
In order to improve her family’s livelihood, An is requesting a loan of $900 to purchase materials for running a catering business for wedding ceremonies and other parties. In doing so, she would earn more income for the family.
In the future, she would like to expand her business and 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.