Dourng S., 38, resides with her family in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, an area known for Angkorean temples. Dourng sells traditional cakes, earning an income of USD 10 per day. Her husband is a teacher, earning an income of USD 3 per day. Each month, the family has to spend USD 82 on food and USD 50 on the other necessary expenses. Dourng is requesting a loan of USD 700 to produce more cakes and buy snacks to sell at a local school. 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.