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Mrs. Ron S. (pictured here), 31, and her husband, Mr. Chumsambath S., 41, live along National Road Number One about eighteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. They married in 1998 and just have one son who attends school.

Ron has been selling roasted beef in front of her house for two years. Her husband has been a motor taxi driver for fifteen years. She is requesting her first loan in the amount of US$ 500 to pay for house building.

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
  • 45
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,700,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Ron to pay for house building.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 14, 2010
Jun 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2010