Long S., 44 years old and the mother of 5 children, lives with her husband in Siem Reap province, Cambodia. She is a housewife, while her husband makes his living by driving a trailer (a motorbike-attached to a cart) to transport people's goods or products to the nearby market. He can normally make around $6/day in revenue. Three of this couple's children sell dessert and roast chickens on the roadside near the market and another one is in school. S. hopes the loan will assist her to purchase a motor-bike for her husband to run a business and some part of the money will be kept for her children's business.
In the future, S. hopes to have enough money to build a reasonable house for her family.
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.