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Mr. Sman L. , 37, has been married for sixteen years and has three children-- two sons and one daughter. All of them are studying in the local school. He and his family live approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh.

Mr. L. is in the business of fishing and selling Prohok while his wife has been selling Chinese noodles for five years. Prohok is made from fish and is a favorite food of Cambodians. Mr. L. learned his skill from his parents as a young boy. Both husband and wife hope to continue to grow their businesses so they can support their children’s studies.

He is requesting his fifth loan in the amount of $700. He will use this money to purchase ingredients needed for making Prohok.

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
  • 260
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  • $38,106,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Sman to purchase ingredients for Prohok.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 4, 2008
Feb 18, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009