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Koemhorng (in the photo) is 31 years old and her husband, Chheng Kim, is 33 years old. They have been married since 2000 and they just have one young daughter. The family lives in a village about 28 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.

Koemhorng and her husband are rice farmers and raise pigs at home when they are not on the farm. Koemhorng is in the process of building her own house to live in, but the house is not finished yet. That's why she is asking for a loan of $500. Previously, Koemhorng did not have her own house, so she needed to stay with her parents.

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
  • 151
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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 Koemhorng to finish building her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2012
Jun 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 21, 2012