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Savon is 52 years old. She is married and resides with three children in Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambodia. She has been selling food for more than two years, earning approximately $5 daily. Her husband is a carpenter who makes an income of $3 each day. Two of her children are construction workers. They earn about $6 per day. In order to improve her house’s security, Savon is requesting a loan of $500 to purchase construction materials to build a fence around her house. This money will help her provide high security for the family. In the future, she would like to expand her food store and help her youngest child earn a bachelor’s degree. Moreover, she plans to build a new house as soon as possible.

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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
  • 264
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,016,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Savon to purchase construction materials to build a fence around her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2013
May 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014