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Mrs. Ratha Y. and her husband, Mr. Buntha Bo, were married in 2007 and have one son. The couple lives with their parents, brothers, and sisters. The family lives on an island on the Mekong River, about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh.

Mrs. Ratha has been a weaver since 2000. It’s a skill she learned from her parents. She sells her finished products to the middle man in the village, who take them to Phnom Penh to be sold. Her husband has been a driver since he was eighteen years old.

Last year, Mrs. Ratha started a busines raising pigs. She is now requesting a loan of US$600 to purchase 12 piglets to raise.

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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Ratha to purchase 12 piglets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2008
May 9, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009