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Mrs. Soung U., age 58, is a widow with eight children, four sons and four daughters. Four of her children are married and living elewhere, and the other four are living under her custody. Soung and her family live along National Road Number Two, about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. She has been selling fish since 1982. She also does farming.

Soung is requesting a loan from MAXIMA for the first time, in the amount of $1,000. She will use this money to expand her fish-selling business, as well as to buy farmland on contract.

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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
  • 46
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,700,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Soung to expand her businesses of selling fish and farming.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 7, 2008
Jan 24, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009