Kim Leang (shown in the picture with her daughter) is 27 years old. She is married and lives with her family in Takeo Province, Cambodia. Kim Leang has been involved in cultivating rice and raising animals for more than ten years, earning approximately $3 per day. Her husband runs a business purchasing and reselling cattle, earning about $5 daily. Kim Leang is requesting a loan of $1,000 to purchase fertilizer and pesticides to use for farming. This purchase will help her crops grow well and provide high yields. In the future, Kim Leang would like to expand her farming business and send her child to a good school. Moreover, she hopes to build a new house.
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.