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Miss Mara C., 32, is single and lives with her elderly parents on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh. She has three sisters who live in the same house; two of them are married and the other one is single and is a silk weaver.

Since she was sixteen years old, Miss Mara has been a silk weaver, a skill she learned from her mother. She and her sister sell their finished products to the middleman in the village, who then takes them to sell in Phnom Penh.

Mara is requesting a loan of $600 to purchase silk materials for her weaving business.

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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
  • 210
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $39,853,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mara to purchase silk material for weaving.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 6, 2008
Jul 23, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2010