Sam Boeurn is 43 years old. She is married and lives with her three children in Battambang Province, Cambodia. She has been running a sewing shop and selling grilled sticky rice cake for more than three years, earning approximately $3 daily. Her husband is a farmer. In addition, he runs a business purchasing fruits to resell. He earns about $11 each day.
Due to the difficulties in her family’s transportation needs, Sam Boeurn has requested a loan of $400 to purchase a motorbike for commuting. This purchase will help her to reduce their transportation expenses. In the future, she would like to expand her business and help her children access higher education. Moreover, Sam Boeurn hopes to rebuild her house to make it more comfortable 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.