Touch is 42 years old. She is a mother of four children and resides with her husband in Takeo Province, Cambodia. She has been working in a garment factory for more than seven years, earning approximately $3 per day. Her husband runs a taxi service (Tuk Tuk taxi). He earns about $5 per day. Two of her children are employed in a garment factory as well. They earn about $6 per day. Because their Tuk Tuk is old, Touch is requesting a loan of $1,200 to purchase a new one for her husband to drive. This purchase would enable him to attract more customers and earn more money to support the family. In the future, she would like to build a new house and help her children earn bachelor’s degrees.
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.