Seum, sixty-four, is married, and resides with her husband and three children in Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambodia. She and her husband have been involved in an agricultural business for over twenty years, have an extensive experience and are successful in their career. They are involved in growing rice and fattening-up cattle. Approximately, they earn USD 4 per day. One of her children is a garment worker who earns about USD 3 per day.
Seum wants to run an additional business in order to improve her family’s economy. Therefore, Seum is requesting a loan of USD 1,200 to purchase a motorbike and a trailer to carry ice to sell in the village. This purchase would enable her to generate extra income to support the family.
In the future, she would like to run groceries store from home and rebuild her present house to make it 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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