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Saran (in the photo) is a diamond cutter in Phnom Penh. His wife, Chinda, is a rice farmer and raises pigs at home. They have three children: one son and two daughters. Two are in school and another one is young. The family is living in a village across the Mekong River, about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh City.

Saran is asking for another loan in the amount of $1,000, to assist in his wife’s pig raising business. The loan will be used to buy additional pigs to raise 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
  • 53
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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 $1,000 helped Saran to assist in his wife’s pig raising business by buying pig feed and additional pigs to raise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2011
Oct 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012