Im C., 40, is married, and is a mother of four children. She has been working with her husband since 1998, as fishermen at the Tunle Mekong River, in Cambodia. They make around $5 a day from selling fish at a river dock market. They use a boat, fishing nets, and other fishing tools to help improve the output of their business.
Eventually they will like to build their own pond to breed fish, which will bring in more money and will help improve their current living conditions. Im C. and her husband are applying for a loan to purchase larger fishing nets, in order to catch more fish. It will help increase their family's income.
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.