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Sony S. and her husband, Voeun Krouch, live in a small village on the Mekong River about 10 miles north of Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital city. Married for 24 years, they have one son and four duaghters. Two of their children are married themselves; one son is a construction worker; and the youngest two daughters are in school.

For the past 16 years, Sony has helped support her family by weaving silk into cloth, a skill she learned from her neighbor. She sells her finished products to a middle man in her village, who then resells it in Phnom Penh's markets. Meanwhile, Voeun is a mason.

To help grow her weaving business, Sony is requesting a loan of $300 U.S. dollars to purchase more silk.

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
  • 328
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $37,587,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Sony to buy silk for a weaving business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 7, 2008
Jul 23, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010