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Mrs. Chantha N., 41, and her husband, Mr. Nai Nou, 45, live along the Tonle Basac River, a tributary of the nearby Mekong, about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. They were married in 1984 and have five children: four sons and one daughter. One of her children is married and lives outside the family home, while the other four children live under her custody.

Mrs. Chantha has been selling flowers for two years. She grows jasmine flowers on the farm near her house to sell at the market in Phnom Penh. Mr. Nai is a fisherman, and he fishes from the lake and the river in the village, and then resells the fish. Currently, the couple is in the process of building their house and lack the money needed to finish it. Mrs. Chantha is requesting a loan in the amount of $1,000 to help build her house.

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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
  • 88
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,847,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,990.0
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Chantha to finish building a new house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 5, 2008
Jun 13, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010