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Pleanh is 53 years old. She is widowed and resides with three children in Prey Veng Province, Cambodia. She has been involved in an agricultural business for more than twenty years, has an extensive experience, and is successful in her career. She is involved in growing rice and fattening up animals. She earns approximately $3 per day. All of her children are employed. They earn about $9 per day. Pleanh wants to build a new house. With this goal in mind, Pleanh is requesting a loan of $1,500 to purchase construction materials to build her house. This money will help her get a comfortable house to provide better living condition for her family. In the future, she would like to run a grocery store to generate extra income to support the family.

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
  • 112
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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 $1,500 helped Pleanh to purchase construction materials to build her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2012
Jun 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013