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Chhem E., 46, runs a family business out of her home with her husband, Hau Te, where they sells pickled radishes. They work together with one of their four children and they typically make US$3 each day. Pickled radishes are considered a delicious treat, but it is a time consuming process to make them. Two of their other children work in the local garment factory and earn US$2 each day to help support the family.

Chhem E. has asked for a loan of US$1000 to purchase more radishes for her business. She believes that by increasing her inventory, she can meet the growing customer demand and increase her family’s income. She looks forward to improving her standard of living with any extra profits that the family can make through this 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
  • 69
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,838,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Chhem purchase more radishes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 10, 2008
Aug 25, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010