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Yorn (pictured here), age 57, makes and sells typical Cambodian cake in front of a garment factory. Her husband, Sam Oeun, age 46, is a farmer and raises cows at home.

They live in a village about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh City and have four children, one son and three daughters. One is married and lives separately, two attend school, and another one assists in her mother’s business.

Yorn is applying for a loan in the amount of $1,200 to renovate the house where she lives.

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
  • 204
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $39,941,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Yorn to renovate the house where she lives.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 23, 2012
Aug 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014