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Mrs. Somphoas V. is 33 years old and her husband, Mr. Chanveasna Mut, is 36 years old. They have been married since 1994 and have three children – two sons and one daughter. Two of them are in school and one is still too young for school. The family lives in a village about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.

Somphoas stays at home and does housework. Their main source of income is her husband’s salary. He is a journalist. Somphoas is asking for a loan of $1,000 to fill in the land around her house and to connect her house to a private electricity utility service.

Additional Information


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.

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About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 50
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,758,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Somphoas to fill in land around house, and connect to electricity.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2011
Mar 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012