Cheng S., 40, is married and resides with her husband and young child in Takeo Province, Cambodia, an area known for pre-Angkorean temples. S. weaves Cambodian traditional silk for an income of USD 3 per day. Her husband is a teacher in the village, earning an income of about USD 3 per day to help cover the family expenses.
S. is requesting a loan of USD 1200 to purchase more raw silk to produce silk products. 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.
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.