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Kheun (pictured here) is 57 years old and lives about 10 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. He has been married for almost 22 years and has three sons. One of his sons is married and lives outside the family home, one is a waiter, and another one stays at home.

Kheun and his wife are farmers. In addition, he is also a fisherman when he is not at the farm. Under his wooden house is an open air space, so he wants to build a concrete brick room. With the concrete brick room that he wants to build, Kheun can sleep or keep elements.

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
  • 286
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,170,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Kheun to build a concrete brick room under his wooden house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 10, 2014
Apr 5, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014