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Mrs. Touch K., 36, and her husband, Mr. Kosal Oem, 40, who live on an island of the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh, were married in 1989 and have six children: four sons and two daughters. Both of their daughters are assisting their aunt selling food in Phnom Penh; three sons study in local school, and the youngest stays at home.

Touch, a silk weaver since she was 17 years old, a skill she learned from her mother, sells her finished products to the middleman, who then resells them in Phnom Penh. Her husband has been a mason since their marriage. Touch is now requesting a loan of $250 to purchase more silk material for weaving.

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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
  • 283
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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 $250 helped Touch to purchase silk material for weaving.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 28, 2008
Dec 8, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010