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Buth S., 32, has a business making and selling brooms at a local market in Takeo province to earn approximately US$ 4 each day. Her husband stays at home and helps her making brooms. The brooms are made from a kind of tall grass which grows in the forest. Both husband and wife learned how to make brooms from their neighbors and they started doing that business back in 2002. This couple has two school-aged children.

Buth S. told a loan officer that every month she needs to spend around US$ 45 on food and US$ 5 on utilities. Buth S. is asking for a loan of US$ 1000 to purchase the tall grass in bulk. This will save money and allow her to increase the number of brooms they can make. (Buth is pictured with her husband and her child.)

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
  • 64
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,769,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Buth purchasing tall grass in bulk to make brooms.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 6, 2010
Jan 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 16, 2010