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Chim (pictured here) sells dessert in her village, while her husband, Pheng, is a construction contractor. They have three children: two are in school and another one is still young. The family lives in a village about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.

Chim is asking for her first loan in the amount of $1,000 to help with her husband’s business by purchasing construction materials.

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
  • 77
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,825,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Chim to purchase construction materials for her husband’s construction business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012