Mrs. Yung S., 33, is married and lives with her husband and three children, aged 13, 7, and 3, in Bathambong province, Cambodia. To make a living, Yung S. buys garlic from a broker and then re-sells it to people in her community. She earns about US$2 per day in profit, while her husband can make, on average, US$3 per day working as a motor-taxi driver.
Yung S. started her business three years ago and has learnt business skills from one of her neighbors. Currently, she has a lot more customers than ever before. To expand her business as well as to increase her profit, Mrs. Yung S. needs more capital to buy a large quantity of garlic to meet the growing customer demands.
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.
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