Mao S. is 36 years old and lives in Phnom Penh city. To earn a living, she has been selling sugar cane juice and beverages in front of the garment factory since 2004. She is able to make US$5 profit per day. Her husband is a construction worker who makes US$3 every day. This couple has two young children who attend school. Mao S. would like to take out a loan to purchase more beverages to sell to her customers.
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.