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Mrs. Sum M., 46, and her husband, Mr. Phally Sok, 46, live along the Tonle Basac River (a tributary of the nearby Mekong) about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penn, the capital city of Cambodia. They were married in 1981 and have four children: three sons and one daughter. The eldest son is a driver for a company and two children are in school.

Sum and her husband have been growing and selling jasmine flowers for nine years. They also buy some jasmine from her village for resale at a market in Phnom Penh. She is asking for a loan of US $800 repair her motorbike and to purchase flowers on contract for resale.

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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
  • 79
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,825,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Sum motorbike repair and to purchase flowers for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
23 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 27, 2009
Apr 13, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010