Kam, sixty, is married, resides with her husband and two children in Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambodia. She has been selling groceries for over ten years, earning approximately USD 5 per day. Her husband runs a business selling knives and axes and earns about USD 5 per day. Her children are employed in a garment factory. They earn about USD 6 per day.
In order to improve her family’s economic situation, Kam is requesting a loan of USD 600 to provide capital for her business and allow her to purchase more groceries to sell. This purchase would enable her to make more profit to support the family.
In the future, she would like to use the additional profit to expand her business and rebuild her present house to make it bigger and more comfortable for her family to live in.
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.
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