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Man is 62 years old. She is widowed and resides with three children in Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambodia. She has been selling porridge and Khmer noodles for more than four years, earning approximately $4 per day. One of her children is employed in a garment factory and earns about $4 each day.

Due to a lack of funds, Man is requesting a loan of $500. She will use the loan to purchase construction materials to build her house. This money will help her obtain a convenient place for her family to live. In the future, she would like to expand her business and help her children earn higher education.

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
  • 114
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $35,445,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Man to purchase construction materials to build her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 9, 2013
Sep 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2014