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Soeun S., 58, and his wife, Saly Port, 56, live on an Island of Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. They have three children: two sons and one daughter. One of their sons has full time employment, the other son is a primary school teacher and the daughter iswas married and lives outside the family house.

Soeun has been a secondary school teacher for twenty-seven years. His wife sells cakes, candy, and fruit in the village school. She buys them from local market. Soeum is requesting a loan of $500 to purchase wood materials for repairing the wall in his house.

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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
  • 105
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,847,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Soeun to purchase wood materials for repairing wall of his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2008
Dec 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2009