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Mrs. Sovan R., 35, and her husband, Mr. Chheang Saum, 61, who live along national road number one about seventeen kilometers from Phnom Penh, were married in 1998 and have no children.

Mrs. Sovan and her husband have been selling porridge and fried bananas since 1998. The couple need to expand their business by add more types of food such as Chinese noodle and coffee. They need to buy chairs and tables and build a new shelter to serve their customers. Therefore, Sovan is requesting a loan of $1000 to purchase materials for selling noodles and to build a new shelter for her business.

Additional Information


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
  • 85
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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 $1,000 helped Sovan to build a shelter and purchase materials for selling Chinese noodle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 30, 2008
Sep 16, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010