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Mrs. Sarorn S. (in the picture with her daughter), 65, is a widow with six children: four sons and two daughters. Four of her children are married and live outside the family home and one son attends university and has a part-time job as well. Sarorn also has one daughter (in the picture) who is a widow with five grandchildren; all are living with her. The family lives on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.

Sarorn has been a silk weaver and a tailor since 1970. She sells her finished products in other provinces which are far away from her house and she sometime sells them to the middleman who sells them in the market in Phnom Penh. She is asking for a loan of US$ 1,200 to purchase a motorbike for her son to drive to school and work, and to buy silk materials for her weaving business.

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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
  • 151
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $41,468,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Sarorn to purchase a motorbike for her son and to buy silk materials for her weaving business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2009
Mar 16, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010