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Sarorn S. is a 64-year-old widow and mother of six living on an island in Cambodia's Mekong River. Five of her children are married, and her youngest son is studying in the capital city of Phnom Penh, about 15 kilometers away. One of her daughters, her son-in-law, and grandson live in her home.

For nearly two decades, Sarorn has earned a living by weaving silk into cloth. In fact, in her living room are three looms: One for her, one for her daughter, and the last for her grandsom. They sells their finished products to a middle man who then sells them in Phnom Penh. To supplement her family's income, Sarorn also tailors as well.

Sarorn is requesting a loan in the amount of $1,200 U.S. dollars to purchase more silk for her weaving business.

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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
  • 256
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,170,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Sarorn to purchase silk material for weaving.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 7, 2008
Apr 23, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010