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Miss. Sipha O., 43, is single, lives with her mother and sister on an island in the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City, the capital city of Cambodia.

Sipha has been a silk weaver since she was 15 years old, having skill she learned from her mother. She sells her finished products to the middleman in the village who then take s it to sell at market in Phnom Penh. Sipha is requesting a loan of $150 to purchase silk materials fO. her 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
  • 146
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,485,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Sipha to purchase silk materials for her weaving business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 19, 2009
Sep 2, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010