Sokhom is 54 years old. She is married and resides with two children in Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambodia. She has been selling groceries and food for more than three years, earning approximately $5 daily. Her husband helps her run the business. Her children are employed in a garment factory. They earn about $8 each day. Sokhom is requesting a loan of $600 to pay for passport fees. This money will help her go to work in Thailand legally. In the future, she would like to build a new house 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.