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Sokna (pictured with her loom) and her husband, Savoeurn, are silk weavers. In addition, the couple also does a farming business. They have been married since 2006 and have one young son. They live in a village along the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.

Sokna is asking for another loan in the amount of $800 in order to continue her silk weaving business by buying silk materials. She will also use another part of the loan to buy seeds, fertilizer and pesticide 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
  • 86
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,847,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Sokna to purchase silk materials for her silk weaving business and to buy seeds, fertilizer and pesticide to maintain her farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012