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Mrs Savoeun S. (pictured above at her loom) is 43 years old and her husband, Mr Sophal Hel, is 52 years old. They have been married for 25 years and have four children - two sons and two daughters. Both daughters weave silk at home, one of her sons is attending university and another one has full-time employment. The family lives on an island on Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh.

Savoeun has been a weaver since she before she was married, a skill she learned from her mother. Her husband is a wooden-house constructor, alS. since before their marriage. Savoeun is requesting a loan of US$1,100 to pay school fees for her son and she will use part of the loan to purchase silk materials for her weaving business.

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MAXIMA Mikroheranhvatho 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
  • 293
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $37,541,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Savoeun to pay school fees for her son and buy silk material for her weaving business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 21, 2010
Oct 2, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011