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Samit is 64 years old. She is widowed and resides with three children in Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambodia. She is a housekeeper. Her children are employed in a garment factory. They earn about $13 daily. Due to lack of funds, Samit requests a loan of $1500 to purchase construction materials to complete building her house. This money will help her provide better living conditions for the family. In the future, she would like to run a grocery and vegetable store at home.

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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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 37
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,709,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Samit to purchase construction materials to complete building her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 7, 2013
Apr 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014