Sek P., 26, is married and lives with her two young children in Siem Reap Town, Cambodia. Since 2003, P. has been raising pigs at home in her village, and she is able to earn an income of USD 3 per day to help cover the family's expenses. Her husband is employed at a non-government organization for his village, where he earns USD 5 per day. P. and her family members try to work hard and help each other to ensure a good standard of living for the family, and they are seeking to improve their businesses as well. As a result, P. is requesting a loan of US $1000 from CREDIT, Kiva’s partner. She wants to use the loan to purchase a motorbike and more piglets to raise for sale. This is her second 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.