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Mrs. Nan B. (in the photo) is 47 years old and her husband, Mr. Ol Saing is 46 years old. They have been married since 1987 and have six children: three sons and three daughters. Two are married, one is a garment factory worker, and the other three attend school. The family lives on an Island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh.

Nan is a farmer; she grows sugar cane, tomatoes, and corn. Her husband constructs wooden houses. The house where she lives is old and is broken down in some parts, so she is asking for her first loan of $1,000 to repair it.

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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
  • $38,691,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Nan to repair the house where she lives.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2011
Feb 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012