Sou O., 64, is married and lives with her husband and three children in the Kampong Chhnang province. She has been selling clothes since 2006 and is able to make about US $6 per day. Her husband, pictured here, is too old and stays at home. This family is supported by one child’s income of US $5 each day. Her child sells cosmetic products. Sou O. would like to take out a loan of US $900 for her child to expand her cosmetics store.
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.