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Mrs. Chanthorn C. (pictured here), 50, and her husband, Mr. Ny Chhum, 57, have been married since 1979 and have eight children: four sons and four daughters. One of the children is married and lives outside the family home, two are garment factory workers, four attend school and one is still young. The family lives in a small village along National Road Number Five about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.

Chanthorn and her husband are rice farmers. Besides farming, Chanthorn also sells porridge in front of her house and her husband is a wooden house builder.

Chanthorn is requesting her first loan in the amount of US$1,000. She will use $400 to purchase a water pumping machine and $600 of the loan to buy a motorcycle for commuting.

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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
  • 82
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  • $41,847,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Chanthorn to purchase a water pumping machine and a motorcycle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 11, 2010
Mar 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011