Van S., 46, is married and lives with her husband and two children, one of whom is a student, in Kampong Cham, Cambodia. Since 2000, she and her spouse have operated a grocery store, earning about $7 each day.
Van is now requesting a loan of $1000 to expand the store by purchasing more items to meet client demand. Her husband and daughter are shown in the picture.
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.