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San (in the photo) is 40 years old and his wife Sarit is 38 years old. They live in a village about twenty kilometers south of Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1993 and have four children--three sons and one daughter. One is a gas station attendant, one attends school, another one is a monk, and the other one is still young.

San is a chef; he cooks for wedding parties and other occasions. His wife stays at home. San wants to supplement their income with a new business--driving a "Tuk Tuk". He will be able to earn extra income when he is free.

Hence he is asking for a loan in the amount of $1,200 to purchase a "Tuk Tuk".

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
  • 88
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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 San to purchase a Tuk Tuk (motorcycle taxi) to launch a new business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2012
Mar 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013