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Mrs. Sopheap V., 47, and her husband, Mr. Sary Ma, 42, who live on an Island on the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh, were married in 1990 and have four children, one son and three daughters. Three of their children are in local school.

Mrs. Sopheap has been a silk weaver for over 20 years, a skill she learned from her parents. She sells her silk products to the middleman in the village, who then resells them in Phnom Penh, Mr. Sary drives a horse cart and is also a Khmer traditional musician.

Mrs. Sopheap is requesting a loan of $500 to purchase silk material for weaving.

Additional Information


MAXIMA Mikroheranhvatho 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
  • 287
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  • $37,502,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Sopheap to purchase silk material for weaving.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 26, 2008
Jul 12, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009