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Oeu C. S., 49, works on her farm each day while her husband, Kung C. Thorn, operates a small mechanic shop out of their home. The live in Phnom Penh with their three children, two of whom work in the local garment factories and help to support the family. The mechanic shop typically generates US$2 in income each day, leaving the family desperate for options to increase their income and improve their standard of living. Oeu C. S. has asked for a loan of US$150 to purchase more seeds for her field and expand her variety of crops. She sees this improvement to her business as a sound investment in her future that will allow her to help support her family.

Oeu C. S. was unavailable for a photograph at the time of the interview, so her husband is pictured above.

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
  • 91
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,820,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Oeu oeu would like to purchase more seeds to increase her yields on her farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 9, 2008
Aug 25, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009