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Romizan (in the photo) is 26 years old, and her husband, Ahmat, is 27 years old. They have been married since 2008 and live in a village about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have two young children: one son and one daughter. Romizan's family is Cham Muslim. The Cham are an ethnic minority in Cambodia.

Romizan and her husband are fishermen. She has applied for her first loan in the amount of $1,000 in order to renovate the house where she 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
  • 50
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,758,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Romizan to renovate the house where she lives.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 11, 2012
May 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2014