Chek is 53 years old. She is married and resides with four children in Takeo Province, Cambodia. She has been cultivating rice and breeding pigs for more than ten years, earning approximately $3 daily. Her husband (who is joining her in the picture) helps her run the business. Three of her children are employed. They earn about $16 each day.
To improve her family’s livelihood, Chek is requesting a loan of $1400 to purchase pigs and fodder for raising them. This purchase will help her expand the business and earn more income for the family. In the future, she would like to build a new house and help her youngest child earn a Bachelor’s degree.
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.