Neth S., 49, pictured here with her husband, is married and lives with her seven children in the Kampong Cham province. She is a farmer who works for less than US$3 each day. Her husband works as a fisherman, making US$4 each day. The weather conditions have been difficult for farming in Cambodia this past year and inflation has caused food prices to skyrocket. These factors have played into a difficult economic year for many Cambodians, Neth S. included. In light of these economic difficulties, she is asking for a loan of US$600 to pay the fishing fee to the fisheres department. In Cambodia, to fish at the river, fishermen need to pay a fishing fee to the government.
KREDIT Microfinance Institution Plc., 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.