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Mrs. Saleang K., 28, and her husband, Mr. Sina Koe, 27, live in a small village across from the Mekong River, about fifteen kilometers north of Phnom Penh. They were married in 2001 and have two children: one son and one daughter. Their daughter attends the local school and the son is still young and stays at home.

Mrs. Saleang has been in the business of selling vegetables for ten years. She buys them from the Dem Kor market to resell at the Central market in Phnom Penh. Mr. Sina has been a security guard in Central market for ten years. The couple wants to buy a motorcycle to carry vegetables to sell and also use for the family's transportation. Mrs. Saleang is requesting her second loan, in the amount of US$1,000, to purchase a motorcycle to drive to work and to expand her business of selling vegetables.

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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.

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  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 83
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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 $1,000 helped Saleang to purchase a motorcycle to drive to work and to expand vegetable sales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 30, 2008
Jun 12, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009