Ke S., 52, is married and resides with her husband and six children in Takeo Province, Cambodia, an area known for its pre-Angkorian temples. Her husband is shown in the photo.
S. is a farmer who sells her produce for an income of about USD 2 per day. Her husband is a farmer too, also earning an income of USD 2 per day to help cover the family expenses. The family is also assisted by her three children who are currently employed at a local garment factory.
S. is requesting a loan of USD 1,200 to purchase a machine to expand her child’s blacksmith business. S.'s husband is pictured while he is helping his child’s business.
In the future, S. would like to use any additional profit to repair her house. This is her second loan from CREDIT, a long-standing Kiva partner in Cambodia.
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.