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Soban (in the photo), age 41, lives in a Phnom Penh suburb. She is a widow with three children, two sons and one daughter. One of her children is married, another one attends school and the other is still young. Soban also has an elderly mother, who is living with her.

Soban is a garment worker. She does not have her own transportation to get work, and she very often spends lots of money on traveling costs. Facing this, she decided to apply for a loan to buy a motorcycle.

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
  • 54
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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 $250 helped Soban to buy a motorcycle for commuting to work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 10, 2014
Jan 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2015