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Mr. Bunthea M. (in the photo), 27, is a driver. His wife, Mrs. Sokheng Phon, 27, is a garment-factory worker. They have been married since 2007 and just have a young son. Nowadays, the couple lives with their parents in a village along National Road Number Four about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.

They want to live in a separate home, but they do not have money to build a house. Therefore, Bunthea is applying for his first loan in the amount of $1,000 to make the buildings.

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
  • $38,770,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Bunthea to build a house to live in.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 24, 2010
Aug 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011