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Eamsengchea (pictured with her young daughter) is thirty-one years old and her husband, Samnang, is thirty-four. They have been married since 2002 and have two children, one son and one daughter. One is in school and another one is still young. The family lives in a village approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City. Eamsengchea and her husband are fishermen and grow rice when rice farming season comes.

She is asking for her first loan of an amount of $1,000 to fill in the land behind her house because there are some ponds there which need to be filled in. She will also use a part of the loan to build a fence around her house.

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.

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About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 90
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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 $1,000 helped Eamsengchea to fill in the land behind her house and build a fence around her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2012
May 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014