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Mrs. Sokha B., 55, and her husband, Mr. Un Choen, 57, have been married since 1975 and have 6 children-1 son and 5 daughters. Three of them are married and live outside the family home, and the other three are silk weavers. The family lives on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh.

Sokha has is a silk weaver, but she transferred her loom to her daughters. Her husband is a farmer. Sokha has asked for a loan from Kiva through Maxima one time already. She now is requesting anther loan again of $350 to purchase silk materials for her daughters to continue weaving business.

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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 Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 274
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,170,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Sokha to purchase silk materials for her daughters to continue weaving businesses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 29, 2009
Oct 12, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2010