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Chea Chanthea, age 26, has one child and lives with her husband in Siem Reap province, Cambodia. After her housework is done, she works selling dessert in a busy market. She earns $5 per day. (Chea is pictured.)

Her husband, Kong S., is a motor-taxi driver. He normally takes a guest from the hotel and goes around the temple in Siem Reap. He also gives a one-day tour for tourists for $15. On average, he earns $8 per day.

To earn more money, Chea’s husband is requesting a loan from Kiva to purchase another motor-taxi. He plans to rent this motor-taxi to earn extra income.

Additional Information


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.

About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 74
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,753,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Kong to purchase a motor taxi to rent for extra income.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 2, 2008
Jun 11, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010