Youn sells fast food in her local primary school, while her husband works for a hospital. Youn’s home does not have a stair rail (shown in photo), and she is afraid of someone having an accident and falling down from the house. That’s why she decided to apply for a loan to put a stair rail on her house. She will use the rest of the loan to build a restroom for her family's use because she does not have a proper restroom.
About MAXIMAMAXIMA 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.
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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.
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