Yarn S., 33, is married and resides with her husband and two children in Kampong Cham province, Cambodia, an area known for rubber plantations. S. sells clothes, earning an income of USD 7 per day. Her husband is a driver, earning an income of USD 15 per day to help cover the family's expenses. Each month, the family has to spend USD 35 on food and USD 17 on the other necessary expenses. S. is requesting a loan of USD 1200 to purchase more clothes to resell. In the future, she would like to use the additional income to repair her house. This will be her first loan from CREDIT, a long standing Kiva’s partner.
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.