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Socheata sells fruit, while her husband is a chef. The couple has been married since 1997 and has two children: one son and one daughter. They live along the Tonle Basac River, a tributary of the nearby Mekong, about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.

Socheata’s husband hopes to supplement their income with a new business: driving a tuk tuk motorcycle taxi.

Socheata is applying for a loan of $1,200 to purchase a tuk tuk for her husband.

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.

About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 299
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,170,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Socheata to purchase a tuk tuk for her husband.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 9, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012