Mao is 39 years old. She is married and resides with three children in Prey Veng Province, Cambodia. She has been involved in cultivating rice and fattening up animals for more than ten years, earning approximately $18 daily. Her husband is a construction worker who earns about $5 daily. One of her children is employed in a garment factory and earns about $5 every day. In order to improve her family’s finances, Mao is requesting a loan of $1200 to purchase farmland to use for cultivating rice. This purchase will help her expand her farming business and earn more income for the family. In the future, she would like to run a pig farm and help her children earn bachelor’s degrees. Moreover, she wants to move her house so she can live nearer to the market.
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.