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Miss Sophea, 26, is single and lives with her widowed mother on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. She has two sisters.

Sophea has been a hairdresser for one year, a skill she learned in Phnom Penh City. After finishing her skill training early last year, she rented a shop to operate a beauty service in a suburb of Phnom Penh. Currently her business is doing very well, so she needs to buy her own shop but lacks the money. Therefore Sophea is requesting a loan of $800 to add to her own money to buy a beauty shop for her business.

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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
  • 37
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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 $800 helped Sophea to buy a beauty shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 1, 2008
Aug 18, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010