Kheng U., 61, is married and resides with her husband and a child in Kampong Chnang Province, Cambodia, an area known for palm products. U. is an actress in plays, earning an income of USD 2 per day. Her husband is an actor for the play and a police officer, earning an income of USD 3 per day.
U. is requesting a loan of USD 400 to purchase a motorbike for her husband to commute to work. In the future, she would like to use any additional profit to repair her house.
This is her first loan from CREDIT, a long-standing Kiva partner in Cambodia. U. appears in the photograph with her family.
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.