Touch, 39, is married and resides with her husband and school-age child in Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia. She and her husband have been growing rice for more than ten years and are successful in this career. Additionally, her husband is a carpenter. In order to improve her husband’s business, Touch is requesting a loan of 1,200 USD to purchase a wood planing machine to use in his carpentry work. In the future, she would like to expand her husband’s business, build a kitchen and support her child's education to earn a bachelor's degree.
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.