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Phum (pictured with her loom), age 42, is a weaver. Her husband, Ry, age 51, raises cows at home. In addition the couple also grows rice when rice farming season comes. They live in a village across the Mekong River, approximately 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh, and they have six children: three sons and three daughters. One has full-time employment, another one is a construction worker, three attend school and the other one is still young.

Phum is a asking for a loan of $1,500 in order to assist in her rice farming by a buying motorized hand tiller.

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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
  • 158
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,460,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Phum to buy a motorized hand tiller to assist in her rice farming.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 13, 2012
Aug 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 21, 2013