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Sokhom (in the photo) has been driving a tuk tuk taxi for two months. Previously, he was a garment worker. His wife, Samat, is a tailor. Sokhom is asking for his first Kiva loan to pay for purchasing the tuk tuk because he bought it, but he does not give money yet.

Sokhom and his wife have been married since 2006 and they have two young children. They live in a village about 20 kilometers south of Phnom Penh City.

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
  • 74
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,753,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Sokhom to purchase a tuk tuk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2012
Jun 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2014