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Mrs. Yun S., 31 ( in the photo), is a widow with one son and one daughter. Her daughter is a garment factory worker and her son attends school. The family lives in a small village in a suburb of Phnom Penh City.

Yun has been a garment factory worker for more than ten years. She is applying for a loan of US$ 1,000 to build a concrete brick room under her wooden house. She also will use a part of the loan to build a restroom for the family.

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
  • 146
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,485,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Yun to build a concrete brick room under her wooden house and a restroom.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 6, 2010
Aug 9, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2011