Chea B. is 47 years old and lives with two of her children in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Since 1988, she and her husband, Khem Tun, 48, have worked together as fishermen and growing rice. On average, they make $3 each day. Two of their children also sometimes help them to fish.
To earn more, Chea has requested a loan of $1000 to breed pigs. This will allow the family to double their daily income. (Khem Tun is pictured outside his home.)
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.