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Mrs. Leab S., 38 (pictured here), has been married to her second husband since 2009. She has two daughters. The family lives along National Road Number Five about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City, the capital city of Cambodia.

Leab has been a garment factory worker since 2000. She is in the process of building a new house to live in, but the house is not finished yet. Therefore, she is asking for her first loan of $1,000 to finish it and to purchase a motorbike for commuting.

Additional Information


MAXIMA Microfinance Plc 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
  • 259
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,024,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Leab to finish her house building and to buy a motorbike for commuting.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 1, 2010
Mar 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010