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Ben L., age 31, is married and lives in the Kampong Cham, Cambodia. Since 2002, she has been selling fermented fish and sugar cane. She transports the goods out of her village and sells to other villages. Normally, she makes US$ 2.50 each day. Her husband, Hean Sokha, is a motor-taxi driver and is able to make US$ 2.50 per day as well.

This couple together has three children and all of them are students. Ben L. would like to take out a loan of US$ 500 to increase her fermented fish and sugar cane sales. In the future, she plans to own a grinding mill for extra profit to support the family. For her children, she wants them at least to complete high school. (Hean Sokha and a daughter are pictured because Ben L. was was not available.)

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
  • 128
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,451,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Ben to purchase more fermented fish and sugar cane for re-sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 7, 2008
Sep 23, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010