Im S., 72, lives with in Takeo province. He, together with his wife (who is pictured in front of their house), grows rice and weaves palm leaves to sell at the local market. On average, he makes a combined US$1 each day. This couple is supported by their three children, all of whom are garment factory workers.
Im S. would like to take out a loan of US$500 to purchase a motorbike for his children to use to commute to work.
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.