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Seng (in the photo) and his wife, Leab, have been married since 1999 and have three sons who are in school. They live in a village along National Road 2, approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City.

Seng is a construction worker. His wife sells Khmer noodle, or Num Banh Chok, which are considered the national dish of Cambodia and can be served with a green curry soup and banana flowers, bean sprouts, water lily stalks and cucumber.

Seng is requesting a loan of $500 USD to build a restroom for his family to use.

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
  • 213
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $39,853,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Seng to build a restroom for his family's use.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2011
Oct 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012