Mao, 59, is married, resides with her husband and four children in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. She and her husband have been in animal husbandry for over four years and are successful in their career. They are involved in fattening up pigs and poultry. They earn approximately USD 5 per day. Three of her children are employed as cleaners and as a masseur. They earn approximately USD 10 per day.
In order to improve her business, Mao is requesting a loan of USD 1300 to purchase fodder for feeding the animals. By doing so, she would be able to breed her animals to gain weight faster and earn more profit. In the future, she would like to expand her business and help her children get their bachelor’s degrees. Moreover, she hopes to rebuild her present house to make it bigger and more convenient for her 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.
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