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Mrs. Chanthy K., 43, and her husband, Mr. Pov Thorn, 44, were married in 1988 and have four children: three sons and one daughter. The eldest son is a sewing machine repairer and the other two children are in school. The family lives along National Road Number One about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh.

Chanthy has been a garment factory worker for ten years. Her husband has been a farmer for two years. He grows vegetables. Besides farming he is a chef as well - he cooks for wedding ceremonies.

Chanthy is requesting her first loan of $1,000 to build a concrete and brick room under her wooden house and to build a restroom for the use of her family.

Additional Information


MAXIMA Mikroheranhvatho is a Cambodian microfinance institution founded in 2000 to help low-income rural and urban people and small- to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) access financial services. Sustainable access to credit helps to create jobs and enables business owners improve their living conditions, educate their children, provide health care to their families, and more. It also enables the rural poor to remain at home with their families, rather than moving to city centers in search of employment.

About Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 329
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $37,587,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Chanthy to build a concrete and brick room under her wooden house and to build a restroom for her family to use.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 25, 2009
Apr 13, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010