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Mrs.Yum K. married in 1992 and has two sons. She learned to weave silk from her neighbor in 1987 and began a business weaving silk in the same year. Her husband, Mr. Von Theara, is a construction contractor. Both of them did not finish high school. They are sending their two children to study at the high school in the local community.

Mrs. Yum K. is requesting a loan from MAXIMA for the first time in the amount of US$ 600. She will use this loan to purchase silk materials and pay fees for selecting and preparing silk on the loom and buying construction materials. Yum hopes that this loan will enable her family to prosper and secure a better future for them all.

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
  • 154
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,521,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,959.4
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Yum purchasing silk materials and fees for selecting and preparing silk on the loom as well as buying construction materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 7, 2007
Nov 22, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 19, 2008