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Sorn S., 28, raises pigs and sells soup, making $4.90 USD each day. She has been involved in this business for the last ten years. Her husband, Hea Siem, is a local blacksmith and mechanic. They live in Kampong Cham, Cambodia, with their two children,

They are looking to expand their current businesses. Hea Siem makes $5.80 USD each day by repairing motorbikes and bicycles in his shop. He could use some more tools to help his business. Sorn S. has asked for a loan of $500 USD to invest in both her and her husband’s businesses. She would like to use $200 USD to purchase a few more pigs to raise and use the other $300 USD to purchase some blacksmithing tools for her husband.

She looks forward to the opportunities that this loan can provide and is optimistic about the return on her investment.

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
  • 79
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,825,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Sorn purchase more pigs and blacksmithing tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 1, 2008
Aug 18, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010