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Mrs. S. Rong, age 31, (shown in the picture in her grocery shop), and her husband, Mr. Thol Thon, age 28, live in a small village along National Road Number One about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. They were married in 2002 and have two daughters, both of whom are in primary school.

S. has been selling groceries for six years. She buys them from Korky market and sells them at her house. Her husband has been driving a motor taxi for six years as well.

S. is applying for her first loan of $1,000 to repair her house and to buy more grocery items for resale.

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
  • 258
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $37,526,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Rong to repair her house and to buy additional grocery items to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 7, 2009
Aug 4, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010