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Mrs. L., 47, has been selling beef soup, cake and candy since 2001. She is married to Seang Sroy, 61, a truck driver for 26 years. They have one daughter who is working in a garment factory. They are living in Sam Raung Commune along Tonle Sap River, about 12 kilometers from Phnom Penh. L. is friendly and works very hard in her business. She hopes to build a new house for her family in the future.

She is requesting a loan for the fourth time in the amount of $1,200 to buy rice because the price is greatly reduced during harvest season.

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
  • 48
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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 $1,200 helped Soun to purchase rice in harvest season.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 23, 2008
Feb 6, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009