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Mrs. Sophea Y. , 35, and her husband, Min Saray, have been married since 1994. They have four children; two sons and two daughters. Three of their children are studying in the local school and the youngest child stays at home. The family lives along the Tonle Basac River, a tributary of the nearby Mekong approximately fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh.

Mrs. Y. is in the business of growing jasmine and selling fruits and flowers at a Phnom Penh market. Her husband has worked in the construction business since 2001. Both husband and wife hope that their businesses will continue to support the family and allow their children to continue their schooling.

Mrs. Y. is requesting her first loan in the amount of $1000. She will use this money to purchase construction materials for her husband.

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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
  • 70
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,753,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Sophea to purchase construction materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 3, 2008
Feb 18, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009