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Somaly, 62, is widowed and resides with a daughter in Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambodia. She has been working as a commune counselor for over three years, earning approximately USD 5 per day.

In order to improve her family’s economy, Somaly is requesting for a loan of USD 1200 to purchase a generator to run a business of charging batteries. This loan will enable her to generate extra income to support the family. In the future, she would like to expand her business and build a new concrete house.

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
  • 52
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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 $1,200 helped Somaly to purchase a generator to run a business of charging batteries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 23, 2012
Mar 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012