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Savutha is 41 years old, married, and has four children. She lives in Prey Veng Province, Cambodia. Savutha sells groceries, which she has been doing for more than seven years. She earns about $27 a day. Her husband is a rice farmer who earns about $20 a day.

In order to improve her family’s economy, Savutha is requesting a loan for $1,500, which she will use to purchase a generator to run an additional business of arc welding. This purchase will help her generate additional income to support her family. In the future, Savutha would like to expand her business and help her children earn a higher education. She also hopes to build a new house as soon as possible.

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
  • 37
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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 $1,500 helped Savutha to purchase a generator for arc welding.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 9, 2012
Nov 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014