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Sokhieng, age 27, and her husband Dara, age 27, live in a village about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 2007, and they have two young children, one son and one daughter.

Sokhieng stays at home and does housework and her husband is a fisherman. Sokhieng wants to live separately by building her own house because she does not have her own house and lives with her parents currently. Therefore, she decided to request a loan of $1,500 to build her own house.

This photo show Sokhieng, her husband, and their young son.

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
  • 238
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $40,040,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Sokhieng to build her own house for staying.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 17, 2012
Apr 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 23, 2013