Nga, 31, is single and resides with his mother and a nephew in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, an area that is well known for its historical tourism sites (ancient temples like Angkor Wat, Bayon, Banteay Srey). He has been running a Tuk Tuk for over five years, earning approximately USD 5 per day. His mother is a Khmer noodle producer who earns approximately USD 3 per day. In order to improve his family's livelihood, Nga is requesting a loan of USD 500 to purchase maize seeds, watermelon seeds and fertilizer to plant to generate more income for supporting the family. In the future, he hopes to rebuild his present house to make it much stronger to provide better living conditions for the family.
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.