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Mrs. Sim H. is 47 years old, and her husband, Mr. Sambath Chhorn (pictured with his wife), is 45 years old. They have been married since 1988 and have six children, one son and five daughters. One of her daughters is a garment factory worker, one assists her mother in her business and the others attend school. The family lives in a village along National Road Number Two approximately thirteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.

Sim has been making porridge and Khmer noodles, or Num Banh Chok, to sell in her village for the past five years. Khmer noodles are considered the national dish of Cambodia and is served with a green curry soup and banana flowers, bean sprouts, water lily stalks and cucumbers. Her husband has been a construction worker for three years; he also drives a motor taxi when he is free.

Sim is asking for a loan of 700 USD to purchase a motorbike for her daughter to drive to work.

Additional Information


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
  • 291
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $37,502,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Sim to purchase a motorbike for her daughter to drive to work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
23 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 29, 2010
Oct 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011