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Mrs. Thim S., 51, is a vendor of natural medicines, selling door to door in her village. She normally earns $3 a day.

To increase the family's livelihood, her husband works as a farmer and earns a profit of less than $1 a day.

They have three children. One works collecting recyclable items and resells them to the plant and earns on average around $2 a day. This couple aims to purchase a motorbike to take the recyclable items to the plant. Now the products are transported by bicycle.

This couple hopes to get a loan from Kiva of $600 to purchase a motorbike.

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
  • 76
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,847,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Thim this couple aims to purchase a motorbike to take recyclable items to the plant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 17, 2008
Mar 3, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009