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Sopheap, a 34-year-old fruit seller, and her husband, a sugar cane seller, earn a combined daily income of $18. They have two children, one a 14-year-old worker, and the other a 6-year-old student. Sopheap's monthly expenses consist of $83 for food, $15 for electricity, $50 for rent, $15 for school fees, $45 for transportation and $50 for other expenses.

She is now requesting a loan of $1200 to buy more fruit to sell, her ultimate goal being to save enough money to buy a small store and to send her child to university to study law.

Additional Information


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.

About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 139
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,469,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Sopheap to buy more fruit to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 15, 2011
Jun 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013