Srey Lorn is 37 years old. She is widowed and resides with two children in Takeo Province, Cambodia. She has been selling furniture for more than two years, earning approximately $10 daily. Her daughter (who is joining her in the picture) is a police officer who earns about $2 each day. In order to improve her family’s finances, Srey Lorn requests a loan of $1000 to purchase more furniture to resell. By doing so, she would earn more income to financially support the family. In the future, she would like to run a grocery store at the market and help her children earn a bachelor’s degree. Moreover, she hopes to rebuild her house to make it much stronger to provide better living conditions for the 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.