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Mrs. An H. (pictured with her loom), is a widow with five children, three sons and two daughters. They are living on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.

An has been a silk weaver since she was young. She sells her finished products to the middleman in the village who then takes them to sell in Phnom Penh market. She is requesting a loan of $1,200 to purchase silk material for continuing her weaving business. She will use a part of her loan to buy 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
  • 287
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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 $1,200 helped An to purchase weaving materials and buy a motorbike for her daughter to drive to work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 5, 2010
Oct 13, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011