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Mrs. Teymas S., 50, and her husband, Mr. Ly Sen, 58, married during the Pol Pot regime and have five children: four sons and one daughter. Three of their children are married and live outside the family home, and the other two children are in school. The family lives along National Road Number Six about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh.

Teymas built a water storage tower and has connected it to houses in the neighborhood. She runs a private water utility service. Her husband has been building boats to sell for 15 years, a skill he learned from his father. Teymas is requesting a loan of US$ 800 to purchase wood materials for her husband to use to build boats to sell.

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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
  • 125
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $39,835,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Teymas to purchase wood materials for her husband to build boats to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 22, 2009
Jan 30, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2009