Vorn S., 43, pictured on the right hand side with her sister , is a widowed farmer and lives with her child and her sister in Bati district, Takeo province. She typically makes $1.50 a day by working as a farmer and making various kinds of baskets and is aided by her sister and her employed child. Her sister, Vorn Touch, 47, works making baskets, too. Mrs. Vorn S. is asking for a loan to purchase rice and take off the husk with the intention of reselling the rice and turning over a profit. She is confident that this will be a good business venture and sees it as a tool to increase her income and raise her family’s standard of living.
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.