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Sophieng (pictured above), 58, is a widow with two sons and three daughters. One is married and lives outside the family home, two are garment workers and another one assists his mother’s business. Sophieng also has her elderly mother living with her, in the area surrounding Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.

Sophieng grows small trees such as mango and jackfruit for sale. She is requesting a loan of $1,000 to grow small trees by buying items such as sacks, soil and fertilizer.

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 $1,000 helped Sophieng to purchase sacks, soil and fertilizer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 6, 2011
Oct 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 24, 2013