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Rom is a tailor who assists in her husband’s farming business when she is free. Her husband is a rice and lotus farmer. The have been married since 1973 and have six sons: three are married and live outside the family home, one is a construction worker, one is a fisherman and the last is a farmer. The family lives in a village about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.

Rom once asked for Kiva loan ( She is now asking for another in the amount of $1,000 to supply her husband’s farming business. With this loan, Rom’s husband will buy seed, fertilizer and pesticide and a pesticide applicator.

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
  • 296
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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 $1,000 helped Rom to buy seed, fertilizer and pesticide and a pesticide applicator.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 6, 2012
Dec 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 25, 2013