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Mr. Krut K., 64, and his wife, Mrs. Rab Aum, 58, who live in a small village across the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh, married in 1969 and have seven children; two sons and five daughters. Two of their children are married; one of them lives in the family home. Two other children are garment factory workers. One son raises cows and the youngest one studies in a local school.

Mr. Krut has been a construction contractor for eight years. Beside the construction business, he and his wife have been farming since 1980. They grow rice to sell and for food. Currently, the couple is building their new house and lack the money to build the staircase of the house. Therefore, Krut is requesting a loan of US$ 1200 to build a staircase for his house. Part of the money will go for purchasing a water pumping machine for growing rice.

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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
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Krut to build the staircase of his house and purchase a water pump for growing rice.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 3, 2008
Sep 19, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 19, 2010