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Suon is 60 years old and his wife, Vanda, is 53 years old. They live in a suburb about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh. They have seven children - four sons and three daughters. Two of the children are married and live outside the family home, two are garment workers, one is a security guard and the others stay at home. Suon's wife has full-time employment in a factory.

Suon stays at home. The family's main source of income is from his wife's and his children’s salaries. Suon is in the process of building a new house (in the photo). He cannot finish it because he lacks money and is therefore asking for his first loan in the amount of $1,200 to complete building his house.

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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
  • 119
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,451,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Suon to finish building his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2012
Feb 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 24, 2013