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Mrs. An H. (pictured here), age 62, is a widow with three sons and two daughters who weave silk at home. One of them is married and lives in a separate home; one is a construction worker, and another one attends school. They are living on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.

Mrs. An H. has been a silk weaver since she was young. She sells her finished products to the middleman in the village who then brings them to sell in Phnom Penh market. She is requesting a loan in the amount of $700 to purchase silk material for her weaving business.

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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
  • 74
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,753,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped An to purchase silk materials for her weaving business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 3, 2010
Feb 9, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2010