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Lim (in the photo), age 41, is a widow and mother of three children: one is a tailor, and the other two are garment workers. She lives in a village approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City.

Lim stays at home and does housework. Her main source of income is from her children’s salaries. She is applying for her first loan in the amount of $1,500 to buy a motorcycle for her son's commute.

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
  • 46
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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 $1,500 helped Lim to buy a motorcycle for her son's commute.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 6, 2012
May 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 23, 2013