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Mariyom (in the photo), age 54, is a widow with two sons and one daughter. One of her children is married, another one is a gas station attendant and another attends school. She lives in a Phnom Penh suburb.

Mariyom sells grilled beef and chicken in front of the garment factory. She wants her daughter who is attending school to use her tailoring skills after class. Hence, she decided to apply for a loan in order to buy a sewing machine for her.

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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
  • 282
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,170,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Mariyom to buy a sewing machine for her daughter.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 26, 2014
Jun 14, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 25, 2014