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Mrs. Sineat E. , 46, and her husband, Mr. Song Soy, 50, who live on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh, were married in 1979 and have four children; three sons and one daughter. One of her children is married and lives outside the family home. Two of the children are silk weavers and the youngest one studies in the local school.

Mrs. Sineat has been a silk weaver since she was seventeen years old, a skill she learned from her mother. She sells her finished products to the middleman in the village, who then takes it to sell in Phnom Penh. Her husband is a chef. He cooks for weddings and other ceremonies in his village and near-by villages.

Sineat is requesting a loan of $600 to purchase silk materials for her and her daughters' 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
  • 55
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,847,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,030.2
    Cambodia Riels (KHR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Sineat to purchase silk materials for weaving.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 30, 2008
Sep 16, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010