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Vary (pictured in the photo), 45 years old, sells fish in Phnom Penh market. Her husband, Sarat, is a 47-year-old rice and lotus farmer. They live in a village along National Road number five, which is approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1990, and they have five children: four sons and one daughter. Three of their children are garment workers, one attends school, and another is still too young for school.

Vary is asking for her first loan in the amount of $1,200 to assist with her husband’s farming business. Specifically, she would like to buy a motorized hand tiller.

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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
  • 57
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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 $1,200 helped Vary to assist with her husband’s farming business by purchasing a motorized tiller.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 11, 2011
Oct 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013