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Mr. Sok S., 39, and his wife, Mrs. Im Proeung, 45, live along National Road Number One about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh. They were married in 1993 and have four children: three sons and one daughter. One of their sons is married and lives outside the family home. Their daughter is a garment-factory worker. One son is a construction worker and the youngest one attends school.

Sok has been a fisherman for 10 years, a skill he learned from his brother. He fishes from the lake nearby his house. Mrs. Im Proeng sells the fish that her husband caught at a market in Phnom Penh.

Sok is asking for his first loan of $800 to buy a motorbike to carry fish for sale and to build a fence around his house.

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
  • 43
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,708,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Sok to purchase a motorbike to carry fish for sale and to build a fence around his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 2, 2009
Mar 7, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010