Reth is 37 years old. She is married and blessed with two children in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia.
She has been working in a massage shop for more than three years, earning approximately $10 daily. Her husband is a construction worker who earns about $8 each day.
In order to improve her family’s livelihood, Reth is requesting a loan of $1,500 to purchase farmland to use for cultivating rice. This money will help her run a new business and earn additional income to support the family. In the future, she would like to run a cosmetic shop and help her children earn bachelor’s degrees.
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.