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Savan and her husband, Sombath, have been married since 1987 and have six children-five sons and one daughter. Two are garment worker and other four are in school. The family is living in a village outside of Phnom Penh City.

Savan is a rice farmer, while her husband works for commune official. She is asking for a loan of $500 to purchase water pumping machine to spray her rice farm.

Photo: Savan is at home, not at the farm.

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
  • 37
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  • $38,708,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Savan to purchase a water pumping machine to spray her rice farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 13, 2011
Oct 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012