Buk S., 40, is married and resides with her husband and three children in Prey Veng province, Cambodia, an area known as one of the largest rice producing regions in Cambodia.
S. and her husband are farmers, earning an income of US $2 each per day. Each month, the family has to spend US $33 on food and $43 on the other necessary expenses.
S. is requesting a loan of US $1,000 to purchase a harvesting machine to improve the farming business. 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 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.