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Mrs. Chan S. (pictured with her husband) and her husband have been married for eight years and have five children; three sons and two daughters. Two of their children are working in a garment factory and the other three are studying in the local school.The family lives approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh.

Mrs. S. and her husband have been in the business of selling lotus flowers for many years. They purchase the flowers from growers in their village and resell them at a market in Phnom Penh. She is requesting her first loan in the amount of $1000. She will use this money to make repairs on the family home.

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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.

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  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 109
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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 Chan to make house repairs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 14, 2008
Feb 29, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009