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Savy is 51 years old, and her husband, Sarim, is 54 years old. They live in a village approximately 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh and have three children. One is a garment worker, another one is in university, and the third is in high school.

Savy sells grocery items at home, while her husband is a driver. Savy is in the process of renovating the house where she lives. She lacks some money to finish it, so she asks for a loan in the amount of 1,500 US dollars (USD).

Savy will also use rest money of the loan to buy more grocery items for resale.

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
  • 257
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,106,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Savy to finish her house renovations and buy more grocery items for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 10, 2012
Aug 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014