Ream L., 30, is married and lives with her husband in Kork Russey, in the Siem Reap province of Cambodia. She started a business in 2002 selling various grocery products, making an average of $15/day in income. Her husband is a rice farmer and and the output he gathers only feeds his family. Ream L. is really happy with her increase in sales and is happy to see her business improving.
Inflation rate in Cambodia is still a big concern especially with the high price of goods on the rise. Ream L. uses a taxi to in order to purchase large quantities of grocery products from wholesalers to resell. The majority of the products have doubled, as well as the cost of taking a taxi back and forth.
In order to deduct her business transportation expenses and to help accelerate her business output, Ream L. is asking for a loan from KIVA to purchase a motor-bike so she can purchase more goods.
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.
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