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Sophorn is 41 years old. She makes and sells typical Cambodian cakes at home. Her husband is a security guard. She lives across the Mekong River, about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City and she has two children. One is a garment worker and the other attends school.

Sophorn has a motorbike to use in the family, but the motorbike is old and she wants to replace it with a new one. Hence, she decided to apply for a loan.

Photo: The photo of Sophorn was taken in front of her neighbor’s house, in which there is a loom.

Additional Information


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
  • 58
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,705,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Sophorn to replace the old motorbike with a new one to use in the family.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 15, 2013
Sep 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014