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Mrs. Rom P. is 57 years old and her husband, Mr. Ben But, is 58 years old. They have been married since 1973 and have six sons. Three are married and live outside the family home, one is a construction worker, one is a fisherman and another is a farmer. The family lives in a small village along National Road number five, approximately 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.

Rom is a tailor, and her husband is a rice farmer. She is asking for her first loan of $1,000 to purchase a motorcycle for her son to get to work. She will use part of the loan as capital for her husband’s farming 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
  • 48
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,746,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Rom to purchase a motorcycle for her son, and to use as capital for her husband's farming business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 26, 2010
Dec 3, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012