Men is 46 years old. She is married and resides with two children in Takeo Province, Cambodia. She and her husband have been making axes and knives to sell for more than ten years, earning approximately $7 daily. Her children are garment workers who make an income of $10 each day.
In order to improve her business, Men is requesting a loan of $1100 to purchase a cutting machine to use in the business. This purchase will help her save much in her work process. In the future, she would like to expand the business and improve her 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.