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Than is 32 years old. She is a mother of three and resides with her husband in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. She has been involved in producing creel (a type of wicker basket) and round baskets to sell for more than six years, earning approximately $4 per day. Her husband is a construction worker who also earns about $4 per day. Her children are still in her care.

Than is requesting a loan of $600 to purchase timbers to cover her house’s wall. This money would enable her to provide convenient living conditions for her family. In the future, she would like to expand her business and help her children earn a bachelor’s degree.

Additional Information


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.

About Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 79
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,753,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Than to purchase timbers to cover her house's wall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2012
Jul 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013