Bou S., 43, is married and resides with her husband and five children. They live in Takeo Province, Cambodia, an area known for pre-angkorean temples. S. and her husband are farmers growing vegetables and earn an income of $3 USD/day to cover family expenses.
S. is requesting a loan of $1100 USD to purchase a motorbike for their children to commute work. In the future, she 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. S. appears in the photograph with her husband.
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.