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Mrs. Nhor T. is a 57-year-old widow with seven children (three sons and four daughters). Three of her children are married and live outside the family home; one daughter is a garment factory worker; another daughter is a silk weaver; yet another daughter assists in her mother's business of selling grocery items; and, her youngest son raises cows. The family lives in a small village across the Mekong River, approximately fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh.

Mrs. Nhor has been selling grocery items for two years. She purchases her inventory from the Preak Anchan market in order to later resell such goods from in front of her house. Currently, she would like to expand her business, but lacks the money to do so. Therefore, Nhor is requesting a loan in the amount of $700 to expand her grocery business and to buy silk materials for her daughter's 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.

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  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 282
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  • $38,170,450
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Nhor to expand her business by purchasing grocery items for resale and to purchase silk materials for her daughter's weaving business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 24, 2008
Sep 10, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010