Chan, 38, lives with her husband and four children in Siem Reap province. Since 2004, she has been working in a state hospital in Siem Reap, making approximately US$5 per day. Her husband is a motor-taxi driver. He has been driving a motor-taxi since 2000, and is able to make US$6 a day. He earns the most during the dry season. Dry season is the season that has a lot of tourists come to visit Angkor Wat Temple. This couple also gets support from one child who is a construction worker building houses.
Chan has a plan to raise chickens, so she would like to ask for a loan of US$1200 to purchase wood to build chicken cages. She believes that this new business will bring her more income to support her small 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.