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Mrs. Sitha S., 27, and her husband, Mr. Thol Prum, 35, who live along national road number one about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh, were married in 2000 and have two young daughters.

Sitha has been selling pork and vegetables for nine years. She buys these items from Koki market which is about 4 kilometers from her home and resells them in her village. Her husband has been a motor taxi driver for over ten years but his motorbike was stolen. That is why Sitha is requesting her first loan of $1,000. The loan will be used to purchase a motorbike for her husband so he can continue his motor taxi business and to dig a well for her family to use.

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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.

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  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 81
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,753,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Sitha to buy a motorbike for her husband's business and to dig a well for her family.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 23, 2009
Mar 5, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2010