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Phalla N., 37, and her husband, Sam-Ol Mol, live in a small village about 10 miles from Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital city. Married for 17 years, they have two sons and one daughter. Two of their children are currently in school.

To help support her family, Phalla is woven silk into cloth, a skill she learned from her mother. She sells her finished products to a man in their village, who then sells in Phnom Penh's markets. Meanwhile, Sam-Ol works as a salesman.

Phalla and Sam-Ol have recently moved into a new house. Phalla is requesting a loan of $1,200 U.S. dollars to build a fence around their home, and also purchase more silk for weaving.

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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
  • 47
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,708,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Phalla for home repairs and to buy silk for weaving.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 9, 2008
Jul 24, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010