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Yeurn, 65, is widowed and resides with three children in Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambodia. She has been selling sizzling cake (stuffed savory fried pancakes) for more than four years, earning approximately USD 10 per day. Two of her children are employed. They are a motor taxi driver and a garment worker. They earn about USD 8 per day.

Yeurn wants to build a kitchen and a bathroom. With this goal in mind, Yeurn is requesting a loan of USD 1,000 to purchase construction materials to build the kitchen and the bathroom. This money will help her provide hygienic living conditions for her family.

In the future, she would like to run a tailoring store at home for her daughter and build a new house as soon as possible.

Additional Information


KREDIT Microfinance Institution Plc., is one of Kiva’s most established partners in Southeast Asia. The organization empowers the economically-active poor and small entrepreneurs by providing inclusive financial services. Beyond loans, KREDIT offers low-income clients complementary training in debt management, savings and budgeting. In addition, KREDIT partners with NGOs to offer training in primary health care, agricultural techniques and HIV/AIDS awareness.

For more information on KREDIT, please visit its partner page. If you would like to engage more with KREDIT and its borrowers, you can also join its lending team, KREDIT MFI Cambodia.

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
  • 65
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,756,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Yeurn to purchase construction materials to build a kitchen and a bathroom.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 9, 2012
May 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 28, 2013