Chhem T., age 48, is a widow and resides with her children in Takeo Province, Cambodia. She has young child. She is engaged in a business of selling fruits and vegetables in her province, earning an approximate income of US$ 5 per day. By doing so, she is able to cover her family expenses, especially on the children’s education. She has been with this business since 1999. The family’s standard of living has been improved since T. has been with this business, so she wants to have a loan to expand her business. T. is requesting a loan of USD 1000 to purchase fruits and vegetables for resale to make more profit. This is her first loan from CREDIT, partnered with Kiva.
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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