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Rim is a widow with five sons and one daughter. Four of her children are married and live outside the family home, and the other two children assist their mother with farming. The family lives on an island in the Mekong River, about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh.

Rin a weaver, and when farming season comes around, she also operates her farming business. She is now asking for a loan in the amount of $1,000 to continue her farming business by buying seeds, fertilizer and pesticides.

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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
  • 49
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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 $1,000 helped Rin to buy seeds, fertilizer and pesticides to maintain her farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 4, 2012
Oct 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013