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Mrs. Sokhoeun Y., age 27, and her husband, Mr. Sokkheng Sum, age 36, who live on an island in the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh, were married in 2003 and have 1 daughter. The couple lives with her parents.

Mrs. Sokhoeun has been a silk weaver for 15 years, a skill she learned from her parents. She sells her finished products to the middle man in the village, who then takes it to sell in Phnom Penh, while Mr. Sokkheng has been a silk weaver for 3 years. He learned his skill from his wife.

Mrs. Sokhoeun is requesting a loan of US$200 to purchase silk material for weaving.

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
  • $38,709,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,016.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Sokhoeun to purchase silk material for weaving.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 2, 2008
Jun 18, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009