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Lay (in the photo) is a silk weaver, while her husband, Thorn, is a house builder and does construction work. They live across the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have five children: three sons and two daughters.

Lay is asking for another loan of $1,100 US in order to buy a new motorbike because the one she has is old and breaks. She will also use part of the loan to continue her weaving business by purchasing silk materials.

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
  • 51
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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 $1,100 helped Lay to buy a replacement motorbike and weaving material for her weaving business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013