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Mr. Sophy C. (in the photo) is 29 years-old and his wife, Mrs. Hai Sieng, is 23 years-old. They live on an Island in the Mekong River, about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 2006 and have two young daughters.

Sophy is a wooden house constructor, while his wife stays at home and does house work. He is asking for a loan of $1,000 to renovate the house where he lives.

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
  • 46
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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 $1,000 helped Sophy to renovate his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2011
Apr 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012