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Mrs. Somaly S., 50, and her husband, Mr. Vuthy Im, 53, who live on an Island of Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh, were married in 1982 and have six children, three sons and three daughters. Three of her children have full time employment in Phnom Penh. Of her other three children, two are in local school and the youngest one stays at home.

Somaly has been a tailor for over twenty years, a skill she learned from her neighbor. She sews cloth to serve the villagers at her home, while Mr. Vuthy has been working at one NGO in Phnom Penh for twenty years. Somaly is requesting a loan of US$1000 to purchase a motorcycle for her children to use for work.

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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
  • 208
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $40,040,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,968.7
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Somaly somaly would like to purchase a motorcycle for her children to use for work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 7, 2008
Jun 17, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009