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Mrs. Riny R., 33, and her husband, Mr. Bunnean Kim, 38, live on an island on the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. They were married in 1996 and have two children: one son and one daughter. Both of them are attending the local school.

Riny has been a silk weaver for more than ten years. She sells her finished products to a middleman, who then takes it to sell in Phnom Penh market. Mr. Bunnean Kim has been a motor taxi driver for four years.

Riny is requesting her first loan of US$650 to purchase silk materials for her 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
  • 233
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  • $37,987,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Riny to purchase silk materials for her weaving business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 2, 2009
Jan 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2010