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Mrs. Yoen S., 45, and her husband, Mr. Sun Sam, 47, were married in 1989 and have three children: one son who is a garment factory worker and two daughters. The family lives in a suburb of Phnom Penh.

Yoen has been a farmer for 30 years growing rice. Her husband raises cows at home and assists his wife in farming as well.

Yoen wants to build an addition on her house which will make it better for her family members to live in. So, she is requesting her first loan of $500 to use for this purpose.

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
  • 78
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,847,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Yoen to build an addition on her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 11, 2009
Aug 12, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 19, 2010