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Mr. Bunthai K., age 39, and his wife, Mrs. Sokyoeun Samrit, age 29, were married in 1999 and just have one daughter who attends school. The family lives in a small village off of National Road number Two about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh.

Bunthai has been a plumber and electrician for 11 years. His wife has been selling grocery for one year. Nowadays, there is a pond behind his house and he wants to eliminate the pond by filing it, but he doesn’t have money. That’s why Bunthai is asking for his first loan of US$1,000 in order to use for the purpose.

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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.

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About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 256
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,131,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Bunthai to eliminate a pond behind his house by filling it in.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 19, 2009
Sep 2, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 19, 2010