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Mrs. Sokhen, S. ( in photo) 27, and her husband, Mr. Phanna So, 33, have been married since 2001. They have two sons. One of them attends school and another one is still too young for school. Besides her sons, she also has her elderly mother living with her.

Sokhen has been a garment factory worker for six years, while her husband has been an electrician for ten years. The couple is in the process of building their new house but they lack funds to finish part of it. So, Sokhen is requesting her first loan of US$ 700 to in order to complete their house.

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
  • 144
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,468,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Sokhen to finish building her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2010
May 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011