Kork S., 26, is married and lives with her two children in Takeo Province, Cambodia. S. makes a living selling palm juice, earning an income of $3 per day to help cover family expenses. She has been in this business since 2008. Her husband is a construction worker, and earns $5 per day. S. and her husband work hard, help each other to ensure a good standard of living for their family, and are seeking to improve their businesses as well. To make this improvement possible, S. is requesting $1,000 from CREDIT, Kiva’s partner, and will use the loan to buy animals to help plow her rice fields. This is her first loan from CREDIT.
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.