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Mrs. Sam-ul U., 46, and her husband, Mr. Chouheang Chum, 58, who live on an island in the Mekong River aboU. fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh, were married in 1979 and have eight children, four sons and four daughters. Three of their children are married and live outside the family home. Of the other five children, four are in local schools and the other is a security guard in Phnom Penh.

Sam-ul has been a silk weaver since 1996, a skill she learned from her sister-in-law. She sells her finished products to the middleman in the village, who then takes them to sell in Phnom Penh. Mr. Chouheang has been doing farming since 1979. He grows ginger and corn in the farm not far from their home.

Now Sam-ul is requesting a loan of US$ 500 to purchase silk materials to continue her weaving business.

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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
  • 90
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,820,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Sam-Ul to purchase silk material for weaving.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 21, 2008
Jun 7, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009