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Mr. Sitha S., 38, and his wife, Mrs. Sokvanna Phauk, 34, who live along National Road Number One about eighteen kilometers from Phnom Penh, were married in 1990 and have three children, two sons and one daughter. Two of their children are enrolled in a local school.

Mr. Sitha has been a hairdresser for eighteen years. He operates his shop in Kor Ky market, while his wife has been selling grocery items for two years. She buys her products from Kor Ky market for resale at her shop in front of the house. The couple is living with their parents and now they are in the process of building their own house but lack some money. So Sitha is requesting a loan of US$ 1000 to add to his own money to build their new 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
  • 54
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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 Sitha to add to his own money to build a new house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 21, 2008
Jul 15, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010