Mrs. Then S. is 27 years old and the mother of three children who are in school (Mrs. S. is in the middle of this picture carrying a pie). They live in Kampong Cham province, Cambodia. To supplement the entire family's expenses and her children's education, she and her husband make and sell pie cakes immediately to the market. They can typically make around $7.50/day in revenue. Besides this kind of business, the couple aims to grow rubber trees from which they can make additional income and increase the family's saving. To do this, Then S. is asking for a $1000 loan to help in purchasing a piece of land to grow her rubber crops.
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.
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