Mao D., 31, is married and sells charcoal in Kampong Cham, Cambodia. She has been in this business for about six years. She makes US$3 every day. Her husband, pictured here, is a recycler and earns $1.5 a day. She and her husband have five children. Three are students and two are too young to attend school. Mrs. Mao would like to take out a loan to purchase a motorbike to transport charcoal.
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.