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Chenda, age 48, is a widow with one son and two daughters. One is a garment worker and the others are in school. She lives in a village approximately twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City.

Chenda is a rice farmer. In addition, she makes "prahoc" (a popular Cambodian condiment made of fermented fish paste and salt) for sale. She is asking for a loan of $1,000 to buy fertilizer and pesticide to maintain her rice farm. She will also use a part of the loan to buy small fish and other ingredients to make "prahoc".

Photo: Chenda is sitting next to the "prahoc" which she makes.

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
  • 142
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,481,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Chenda to buy fertilizer and pesticide to maintain her rice farm and buy small fish and other ingredients to make "prahoc".
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2012
Mar 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013