Va S., 48, is a widow and lives with her two children in Dangkao, Cambodia. S. is involved in the business of sewing clothes, purses, and wallets. She is able to earn an income of USD $10 per day to help cover the family expenses. She has been engaged in this business since 2003. S. and her family members try to work hard and help each other to ensure a good standard of living for the family. They are seeking to improve their business as well. As a result, S. is requesting a loan of US $1000 from CREDIT, Kiva’s partner. She wants to use the loan to buy a new sewing machine to expand her current business. 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.