Lim, 55, is married, and resides with her husband and three children in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, an area which is well known for its historical tourism sites (the ancient temples Angkor Wat, Bayon, Banteay Srey, etc.).
She produces trunks which are made of palm leaves to sell. Her husband is a carpenter. All of her children are employed; one is a room maker, another a chef, and the third a dancer. Due to the difficulty in traveling to work, Lim requests a loan to purchase a motorbike for her children to commute to work. In the future, she plans to raise pigs at home and build new house.
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.