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Sophy (pictured here) is a weaver and raises pigs at home. Her husband, Heng, is a farmer. He does fishing and construction work when he is free from farming. The couple has four sons and four daughters. They live on an island on the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.

Sophy is asking for a loan of $700 to assist in her husband’s farming business by buying a water pumping machine and pig feed.

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
  • 54
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,847,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Sophy to buy a water pumping machine and pig feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2011
Sep 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012