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Mrs. Sophea C., 23, and her husband, Mr. Mab C., 28, live on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. They were married in 2002 and have one daughter.

Mrs. Sophea has been a silk weaver for five years, using a skill she learned from her neighbor. Mr. Mab has been a silk weaver for seven years. He learned his skill from his sister. The couple sells their finished products to the middle man in the village, who then takes it to sell in Phnom Penh.

Sophea is requesting a loan of $600 to purchase silk materials for her and her husband's weaving 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.

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  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 46
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  • $38,691,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Sophea to purchase silk materials for weaving.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 23, 2008
Sep 9, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010