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Mr. Vuthy C., age 38, and his wife, Mrs. Rith Pich, age 38, who live in a small village across the Mekong River about 15 kilometers north of Phnom Penh, were married in 1993 and have 3 sons. All of them are in local school.

Mr. Vuthy has been a blacksmith for 7 years. He operates his business in Phnom Penh and the nearby province. Mrs. Rith has been a weaver for 23 years, but now she stopped her weaving business and created another business of selling food in the village.

Mr. Vuthy is requesting a loan of US$1000 to purchase blacksmith materials for expanding his business.

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
  • 221
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $37,987,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,016.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Vuthy to purchase blacksmith materials for expanding his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 2, 2008
Jun 17, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009