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Bunthan (in the photo) and her husband, Vin, live in a village about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1992 and have three children- one son and two daughters. Two are garment workers and the other one is in school.

Bunthan is hired by her villagers to farm. She gets paid with fees. Her husband is a fisherman and does construction work. She is requesting a loan of $1,200 to repair the house where she lives because the house is old and breaks in some part. She will also use a part of the loan to assist in her husband’s fishing business by buying a boat and fishing nets.

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
  • 81
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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 $1,200 helped Bunthan to repair the house where she lives and assist in her husband’s fishing business by buying a boat and fishing nets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 21, 2011
Nov 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2012