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Mrs. Lim U. , 55, and her husband, Tep Heang, have been married since 1979. They have seven children; six sons and one daughter. Four of their children are employed full time and the others are studying at the local school. The family lives approximately thirteen kilometers from Phnom Penh.

Mrs. U. has been selling Cambodian cookies and vegetables for four years. She purchases the food products in her village and resells them at the Ta Kmao market in the city. Her husband has been a construction worker for over ten years.

She is requesting a loan in the amount of $1000. She will use this money to purchase a motorbike for her children to commute to work in Phnom Penh.

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.

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  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 201
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  • $39,964,575
    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 Lim to purchase a motorbike for transportation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2008
Feb 25, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009