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Sam An
Sam An (in the photo), age 47, his business is in buying and selling recycling materials. His wife, Min, age 34, is a garment worker. They have been married for six years and they have three children-two sons and one daughter. One attends school and other two are still young.

Sam An is applying for his first Kiva loan in order to dig a well for family use. Because he does not have his own well, he needs to use his neighbors’ well every day.

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
  • 160
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,452,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Sam An to dig a well for family use.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2012
Jun 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014