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Yon (pictured here), age 41, is a tailor. Her husband, Bunthoeun, age 42, is an aide-de-camp. They have been married since 1987 and they have seven children. Of their five sons and two daughters, two are garment workers, two are construction workers and the other two attend school. The last one is still young. The family lives in a village approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City.

Yon is in the process of building new house in which the family will live. Because she lacks some money to finish the house, she decided to apply for a loan.

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
  • 286
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $37,502,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Yon to finish her house building.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2012
Apr 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012