Sarom is 43 years old, married, and blessed with three children, in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. She has been involved in agricultural business for more than five years; she has extensive experience and is successful in her career. She is involved in cultivating rice and fattening up pigs. Approximately, she earns $6 per day. Her husband helps her run the business. Two of her children are employed, one as a security guard and the other as a construction worker. They earn about $8 per day.
Due to the difficulty in her family’s transportation, Sarom is requesting a loan of $1,500 to purchase a motorbike to commute. This purchase would enable her to use the money she saves on transportation expenses to support her family. In the future, she would like to expand her pig farm and to rebuild her present house to make it more comfortable 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.
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.