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Mrs. Nan Y., 26, and her husband, Mr. Bunthoeun Hem, 28, live on an island of the Mekong River, about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. They were married in 2000 and have three children: one son and two daughters. One of her children is in school and other two are still at home.

Mrs. Nan has been a silk weaver for five years, a skill she learned from her mother. She sells her finished products to the middle man in the village, who then takes them to sell in Phnom Penh. Besides weaving, she also raises pigs, and Mr. Bunthoeun has sold ice for five years and also assists his wife to raise pigs. Mrs. Nan is requesting a loan of US$500 to purchase piglets to raise.

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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
  • 54
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,691,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,970.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Nan to purchase piglets to raise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 26, 2008
Jun 12, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009