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Mr. Sovannarith S., 44 and his wife, Mrs. Chantha Bo, 44, were married in 1986 and have four daughters. One of them is a garment factory worker and another two attend school. The family lives in a village along national road number one, approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh. Sovannarith was not in the photo, his wife in pictured instead.

Sovannarith has been a construction worker for four years. He now wants to launch his own business as a construction contractor but doesn’t have enough materials. Therefore, he is asking for a first loan of $400 to purchase construction materials for his 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
  • 38
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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 $400 helped Sovannarith to purchase construction materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 11, 2009
Jan 5, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 19, 2010