Thav is 62 years old. She is married and resides with one child in Takeo Province, Cambodia.
She has been running a pharmacy for more than ten years, earning about $5 daily. Her husband is a doctor who earns about $6 each day.
In order to expand her pharmacy, Thav is requesting a loan of $1,000 to purchase more medicines to resell. By doing so, she would earn more income to support the family.
In the future, she would like to use the profit to expand her business and to help her child earn a bachelor’s degree.
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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