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Sochea is a garment worker. Her husband is now is a Tuk Tuk taxi driver (a three-wheeled motorcycle taxi). The couple just has one baby.
Sochea is staying with her parents, brothers and sisters in a village along National Road Number One about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She is applying for a loan because she wants to build her own house and live separately.

Photo: Sochea is standing under her parents’ house with her husband.

Additional Information


MAXIMA Mikroheranhvatho 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
  • 101
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $35,502,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Sochea to build her own house to stay in.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 18, 2012