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Sophay (shown in the photo) lives across the Mekong River about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She has six children she takes care of at home.

Sophay's husband is a construction worker and is also hired by villagers to cut trees. She is requesting this loan to pay for a sawing machine he bought on credit.

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
  • 258
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  • $38,148,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Sophay to pay for a sawing machine for her husband.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2014
Jul 9, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 23, 2015