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Mrs. Sambat T., 49, and her husband, Mr. Chantha Saum, 53, who live along National Road Number One about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh, married in 1985 and have six children: four sons and two daughters. Three of their children are married; two of them live outside the family home. One daughter is a garment factory worker and two other sons study in a local school.

Sambat has been selling meals since 1991. She herself cooks food to sell in front of a garment factory. Her husband has been a mason for fifteen years. Sambat needs a motorbike and a cart to carry meals to sell to garment factory workers. Therefore, she is requesting a loan of US$ 1000 to purchase a motorcycle and a cart 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
  • 257
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,170,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Sambat to purchase a motorbike and a cart for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 1, 2008
Sep 17, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 19, 2010