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Chan K., 26, is widowed and has a young child. She lives in Battambong Province with her sister and her child.

K. is engaged in a business sewing Cambodian traditional clothes, earning an income of US$5 per day. Her daily expenses do not allow her to save enough income to improve her business. Therefore, K. is asking for a loan of US$800 to purchase a new sewing machine that is reliable enough to handle heavy work in the business. By doing so, she hopes her current business will be improved, and she is able to generate more income for household use.

Additional Information


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.

About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 140
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,469,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Chan to buy a new sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 7, 2009
Oct 12, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2011