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Ty, age 23, sells grocery items from her home in a village about 22 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She lives with her widowed mother and has two children. Her husband is a garment factory worker.

Ty is asking for a loan to repair the house where she lives and to install a restroom. She will also use a part of the loan to expand her grocery store by buying more grocery items.

Photo: Ty is in front of her grocery store.

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
  • 142
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,481,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Ty to repair her house, add a restroom, and buy more grocery items to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 24, 2014
Apr 4, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2015