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Oun is 47 years old. She is the mother of four children and resides with her husband in Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambodia. She has been involved in agricultural business for more than twenty years, has extensive experience and is successful in her career. She is involved in growing rice and fattening up animals. She earns approximately $2 per day. Her husband runs the business of buying ice cream for resale. He earns about $5 per day. All of her children are employed. They earn about $12 per day.

Oun wants to build a new house. With this goal in mind, Oun is requesting a loan of $1000 to purchase timber to build her house. This money will help her get a new house and provide better living conditions for her family. In the future, she would like to expand her husband’s business to earn more income to support the family.

Additional Information


KREDIT Ltd. is one of Kiva’s most established partners in Southeast Asia. The organization empowers the economically-active poor and small entrepreneurs by providing inclusive financial services. Beyond loans, KREDIT offers low-income clients complementary training in debt management, savings and budgeting. In addition, KREDIT partners with NGOs to offer training in primary health care, agricultural techniques and HIV/AIDS awareness.

For more information on KREDIT, please visit its partner page. If you would like to engage more with KREDIT and its borrowers, you can also join its lending team, KREDIT MFI Cambodia.

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
  • 262
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,023,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Oun to purchase timber to build her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 24, 2012
Jun 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013