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Mr. Dara C. has been a blacksmith for four years, while his wife stays at home to take care of their son. Dara doesn’t have enough materials to operate his business, so he is requesting his first loan of $550 to help purchase materials for his blacksmithing business.

Mr. Dara C., age 28, and his wife, Mrs. Sophea Thinh, age 25, have been married since 2007 and just have one young son. The family lives in the suburbs, about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh.

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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
  • 210
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $40,009,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Dara to purchase materials for a blacksmithing business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 26, 2009
Dec 9, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2010