Siv C. is a married with three children. She resides in Phnom Penh City, Cambodia, with her husband and children. To make a living, she is engaged in a business of selling a few types of fish for her existing and new customers at a local market, earning an income of approximately US$5 per day as a primary source of income for her family. The family also is assisted by her husband, who is currently employed at a private security company. He is able to earn a reasonable income to make a living and to help cover their household expenses.
The members of C.’s family are seeking to improve their standard of living and to expand their current business. Therefore, C. is asking for a loan of US$1,200 to purchase fish to stock her store. By doing so, C. hopes that her business will do well so that she is able to generate extra income for future household use. (C. is wearing a brown hat and sitting at her stand to sell her fish. Her stand is near a vegetable vendor's stand.)
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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