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Mr. Sophon L., 49 years old, and his wife, Mrs. Kong Soeung, 45 years old, live in a small village across the Mekong River, about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1985 and have seven children - three sons and four daughters. Two of them are garment factory workers; one is a construction worker, and the others attend school.

Sophon is a construction worker, while his wife is a weaver. The couple also grows rice. Sophon is now requesting his first loan of $1,000 to use for farming and to buy a cow to raise.

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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
  • 50
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,691,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Sophon to use for farming and to buy a cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 2, 2010
Dec 6, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012