Phon is 56 years old. She is widowed and resides with four children in Takeo Province, Cambodia. She has been selling groceries for more than three years, earning approximately $5 daily. One of her children is a construction worker who earns about $5 per day. In order to improve her family’s finances, Phon is requesting a loan of $700 to purchase more groceries to sell. By doing so, she would earn more income for her family. In the future, she would like to expand her store and help her children earn bachelor’s degrees. Moreover, she hopes to build a new house as soon as possible.
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.