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Mrs. Somaly I., 46, is widow with three children: one son and two daughters. The son is married and lives outside the family home while her two daughters are garment factory workers. The family lives along National Road #5 about eighteen kilometers from Phnom Penh.

Mrs. Somaly has been in the business of selling grocery items since 1993. She bought them from market for resale in the village. She is in the process of building her house and lacks the funds to finish I.. She is requesting a loan of $500 to buy pillars and construct the final walls of her house.

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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
  • 45
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,691,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Somaly to provide for the completion of her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 2, 2008
Aug 18, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010