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Mrs. Lem K., 47, and her husband, Mr. Yoeun Pen, 48, were married in 1981 and have five children-- three sons and two daughters. Two of her children are married and live outside the family home. One of the children works in a garment factory and another is a construction worker. The youngest raises cows. The family lives along National Road Number Two, about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh.

Mrs. Lem and her husband have been growing rice they were married. In addition, Mr. Yoeun is a Khmer traditional musician. Mrs. Lem’s daughter is currently in the process of building her own house near her parent’s home but lacks enough money to finish it. Mrs. Lem is requesting a loan in the amount of $1,000 to finish her daughter’s 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
  • 67
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,838,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Lem house construction.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 6, 2008
Jun 28, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010