Touch is 49 years old. She is married and resides with three children in Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia. She is a housekeeper. Her husband is a construction worker who makes an income of $5 daily. Two of her children are employed in the factory. They earn about $6 each day.
Due to the difficulty with her family’s transportation, Touch is requesting a loan of $300 to purchase a motorbike for commuting. This purchase will help her reduce transportation expenses. In the future, she would like to run a grocery store at home and help her youngest child earn a higher education. Moreover, she hopes to build a new house, if 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.
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.