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Ms. Sinoun U., 33, is single and lives with her parents and her brother, who is an electrician. The family lives in a small village across the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh.

Sinoun has been a silk weaver for fifteen years; it’s a skill she learned from a neighbor. She sells her finished products to the middleman in the village who then takes them to sell at the market in Phnom Penh. Her mother is a farmer; besides farming she also assists her daughter to spin thread.

Sinoun is requesting her first loan of US$ 400 to purchase silk materials for her silk weaving business.

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
  • 106
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,847,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Sinoun to purchase silk materials for her weaving business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2009
May 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010