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Mr. Sun S. and his wife have been married since 1975. They have six children—four sons and two daughters. Three of their children are married and live outside the family home. As for the other three, one sells flowers, another is an artist, and the youngest is in school. The family lives along the Tonle Basac River, a tributary of the nearby Mekong, about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh.

Mr. S. and his wife have been farming since 1979. They grow bananas, jasmine flowers, and longans on the farm near their home. In addition to growing crops, they buy bananas and longans from farmers in the village to sell in Phnom Penh.

Mr. S. is requesting a loan for the fourth time. He is asking for $1200 to buy bananas, flowers, and longans for resale, and fertilizer for his farm.

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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
  • 146
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,485,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Sun for purchasing fertilizer, flowers, and bananas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2008
Mar 24, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009