Mrs. Chea T., 50, is married and has started a business since 1979 buying recycled items from different locations in her town and reselling them to the recycling plant for a profit, each day making about $2.30 of net income. Her husband has worked as a farmer growing rice and feeding cows since 1979 as well. She has seven children. One is a student, three others are employed by a garment factory, and the other three are married and live outside the family's home. Mrs. Chea T. and her husband would like to purchase two more cows to help with their farming work. Cows can greatly help with plowing and carrying heavy items.
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.