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Sarom (in the photo), age 29, is a widow with one son who is attending school. She lives with her mother and niece in a village about 35 kilometers from Phnom Penh City.

Sarom is a garment worker. She is asking for her first loan in the amount of $1,200 to buy a motorbike to get to work because she commutes to work by bicycle which is tiring and untimely.

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
  • 54
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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 Sarom to purchase a motorbike to get to work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 22, 2012
Jun 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014