Sopheap is 37 years old. She is married and resides with two children in Takeo Province, Cambodia. She has been involved in cultivating rice and fattening up animals for more than ten years, earning approximately $2 daily. Her husband (who is joining her in the picture) is a construction worker who earns about $4 each day. One of her children is also a construction worker who earns about $4 per day.
Sopheap is requesting a loan of $800 to pay for an electricity connection, which will give her access to electricity. In the future, she would like to expand her farming business and help her youngest child earn a bachelor’s degree. She hopes to build a new house as soon as possible.
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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