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Savon (in the photo) is 57 yeas old and lives on an island in the Mekong River, about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. She is a widow with eight children, threes sons and five daughters. Four are married and live separately, three are garment workers and another one is assisting his mother in the farming business.

Savon is a weaver and she is also a vegetable farmer. She is asking for a loan of $1,000 to purchase seed, fertilizer and pesticides to maintain her farm.

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 Savon to purchase seed, fertilizer and pesticides to maintain her farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 3, 2011
Oct 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013