Nuth S., 32, is married and lives with her husband and two children in Takeo Province, Cambodia, an area known for pre-Angkorean temples. She is employed as a garment factory worker and earns an income of about USD 2 per day. Her husband is a farmer and grows rice, earning an income of USD 2.50 per day. S. is requesting a loan of USD 600 to purchase ducks to raise for resale. In the future, she would like to use any additional profit to support the children’s schooling. This is her first loan from CREDIT, a long-standing Kiva partner in Cambodia. S.'s husband appears in the photograph.
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.