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Mrs. Lai K. is 57 years old, and her husband, Mr. Toun Kong, is 60 years old. They live along national road number one, approximately 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh. They married in 1973, and they have eight children (five sons and three daughters). Three of their children are married and do not live in their famiy's home; in addition, they note that one of their sons is a Police of Military, another son is a full-time employee at an NGO, while the other children are in school.

Lai and her husband have been selling fruit for five years. More specifically, they buy fruit from the Chroy Ampil commune, which is approximately 12 kilometers from her village, and they resell such fruit at markets in Phnom Penh. Lai is now requesting her first loan in the amount of $1,100 to purchase additional fruit as well as clothing for resale purposes.

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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.

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  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 253
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  • $38,083,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Lai to purchase additional fruit and clothing for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 6, 2009
Feb 11, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009