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Samrith S., 57, is a mother of three children and resides in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Since 1999, she has grown rice and corn to earn a living and is able to make US$2.5 per day. Her husband, Yan Saroeun, 59, is a high school teacher. On average, he makes US$2.7 per day. Two of their children are employed as construction workers building house. Mrs. Samrith is requesting a loan from Kiva to purchase a water pump and fertilizer. To own a water pump is very important, because the weather conditions area unreliable.

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
  • 224
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $37,995,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Samrith to purchase a water pump and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 1, 2008
Sep 17, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010