Leakena is 30 years old. She is married and blessed with two children. She lives in Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia.
She has been working in a garment factory for more than two years, earning approximately $5 per day. Her husband (who is joining her in the picture) is a motor taxi driver who earns about $5 each day.
In order to improve her family’s finances, Leakena is requesting a loan of $700 to purchase piglets to breed in order to resell when they gain weight. By doing so, she would earn more income to financially support the family.
In the future, she would like to expand her business and send her children to a good school. Moreover, she hopes to rebuild her house to make it 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.
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.