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Mrs. Sokhorn Y. (pictured here), is 58 years old and her husband, Mr. Kong Phoung, is 59 years old, and they live along National Road Number One about eighteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. They were married in 1970 and have eight children: five sons and three daughters. Four of them are married and live outside the family home, three are construction workers, and other one is a traditional musician.

Sokhorn has been a vegetable farmer for seven years. Her husband has been a traditional musician for thirty years. She is asking for her first loan in the amount of 1,000 USD to buy a motorcycle for her children to drive to work.

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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
  • 68
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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 $1,000 helped Sokhorn to purchase a motorbike for her children to drive to work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 3, 2010
Aug 6, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011