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Chanthou is 32 years old. She is married and resides with a four year-old child in Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambodia. She has been cultivating rice and fattening up animals for more than ten years, earning approximately $4 per day. Her husband, who is joining her in the picture, is a garment worker who makes an income of $5 daily.

Due to lack of funds, Chanthou is requesting a loan of $1,000 to purchase construction materials to build a new house. This purchase will help her provide better living conditions for her family. In the future, she would like to run an additional business of raising cattle and send her child to a good school.

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
  • 235
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $37,987,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Chanthou to purchase construction materials to build a new house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2013
Dec 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014