Thorn H., 52, is married and resides with her family in Kampong Chnang province, Cambodia, an area known for palm products.
H. is employed at the shoe factory, earning an income of $4 per day. Her husband is a lock repairman, earning an income of $3 per day to help cover the family expenses.
Each month, the family has to spend $100 on food and $32 on the other necessary expenses.
H. is requesting a loan of $1,000 to purchase more locks and lock spare parts to resell and to improve her husband’s business. In the future, she would like to use the additional income to repair her house. This will be her fifth loan from CREDIT, a longstanding Kiva 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.