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Mrs. Ry S. (53) is a widow with two children. Her first daughter has full employment in Phnom Penh, and the second daughter who is a weaver who is married and lives in the family. The family lives in a small village across the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers north of Phnom Penh.

Mrs. Ry S. has been a silk weaver for twenty-one years, a skill she learned from her neighbour. She sells her finished products to the middle man in the village, who then takes them to sell in Phnom Penh. She is requesting a loan of US$800 to purchase silk materials for her and her daughter's weaving.

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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
  • 59
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,788,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Ry to purchase silk material for weaving.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 8, 2008
Aug 24, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010