Sok Kea is 27 years old. She is married and lives with her mother and one child in Kampong Cham Province, Cambodia. She has been selling firewood and pepper trellises for more than three years, earning approximately $12 per day. Her husband helps her run the business. In order to improve her business, Sok Kea is requesting a loan of $1500 to purchase a van to use for carrying firewood to sell. This purchase will help her carry firewood in larger amounts to sell and earn more profit. In the future, she would like to expand her business and help her daughter earn her bachelors degree. 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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