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Pichdara (in the photo), age 30, is a tailor. Her husband, Rim, age 30, is a driver for a garment factory. The couple has been married since 2010 and they have no children yet. They live about 20 kilometers from the city of Phnom Penh in Cambodia.

Currently, Pichdara has one sewing machine. She wants to hire more tailors to expand her tailoring business but she does not have enough sewing machines. Therefore, Pichdara is asking for her first Kiva loan in the amount of $700 in order to purchase two more sewing machines for her tailoring business.

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
  • 125
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $39,835,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Pichdara to buy two more sewing machines for her tailoring business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 30, 2012
Jun 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014