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Mrs. Sokhorn S., 32, and her husband , Mr. Savoeun Un, 36, live in a small village across the Mekong River about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh. They have been married for 12 years and have two children: one son and one daughter. Their daughter is in grade two.

Sokhorn has been a silk weaver for nine years, a skill she learned from her neighbor. She sells her finished products to the middleman in the village who then takes them to sell at the market in Phnom Penh. Mr. Savoeun Un has been a construction worker for fifteen years. Sokhorn is asking for a loan of US$ 600 to purchase silk materials for her weaving business and to build a bathroom for her family.

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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
  • 47
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  • $38,758,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Sokhorn to purchase silk materials for her weaving business and to build a bathroom.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010