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Mrs. Ra S. (pictured) is a married, 38-year-old woman. Her husband, Mr. Ra Em, who she has been married to since 2005, is 44 years old. They do not have any children. They live in a village along National Road number 2, approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City.

Mrs. Ra S. is a garment factory worker, while her husband raises chicken and ducks at their home. She is asking for her first loan, which would be in the amount of $500, to repair the roof of the house where her family lives.

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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
  • 39
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,709,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Ra to repair the roof of her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 13, 2011
May 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012