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Mrs. Yi H., 46, and her husband, Mr. Mi Loem, 46, who live in a small village along National Road Number Two about 13 kilometers from Phnom Penh, married in 1981 and have eight children: five sons and three daughters. One of them is married and lives outside the family home; three children are garment factory workers; one son is a security guard; two children attend school, and another one is still young.

Yi has been selling Cambodian cakes for two years. Her husband has been a fisherman for five years. He catches fish from the lake near his village. Yi is asking for her second loan of US$ 500; she will use this loan to purchase a new motorbike to replace the old one for her son to drive to work.

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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
  • 284
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,170,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Yi to replace their old motorbike for her son to drive to work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010