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Mr. Savoeun P., age 22 and his wife, Mrs. Sokna Aun, age 21, (shown in the photo ) live in a small village along the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. They were married in 2006 and just have a young son.

Savoeun and his wife are silk weavers. They sell their finished products to the middleman in the village who then distributes them to sell at the market in Phnom Penh. In addition, Savoeun also grows rice.

Savoeun is requesting his third loan of $500 to purchase silk materials to continue his weaving business. He will also use part of the loan for growing rice.

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 Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 44
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,708,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Savoeun to purchase silk materials for his weaving business and to use for growing rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2009
Nov 12, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011