Srey S., 29, is married and lives with her five children in Kampong Cham, Cambodia. She is a vegetable farmer who grows cucumbers, chili peppers, and other crops to earn a living and is able to make US$2 each day. Her husband, Sokha, 34, is a horse-cart driver and also has a business catching fish from the lake in the village. He makes around US$8 in revenue each day. Two of their children are students and the other three are too young to attend school. Srey S. is asking for a loan of US$500 to purchase more fishing tools for her husband. (Sokha is pictured because his wife was not available.)
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.