Touch, 30, is married and resides with her two children in Takeo Province, Cambodia. She has been working in a garment factory for more than ten years, earning approximately $3 per day. Her husband is a construction worker and, in addition, is a rice farmer. He also earns approximately $3 per day.
Touch is requesting a loan of $1,000 to purchase cattle to use for tilling her farmland. In the future, she would like to run an additional business fattening animals and to help her children earn Bachelor degrees. Moreover, she hopes to build a new house as soon as possible.
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.