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Mrs. Sokhom T., 53, and her husband, Mr. Lon Hong, 64, who live on an Island in Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh, were married in 1970 and have five children, two sons and three daughters. One son was married and lives outside the family home. Two daughters are assisting their mother in her grocery business. One son does farming, and the youngest daughter has full-time employment.

Mrs. Sokhom has been a grocery seller since 1980. She buys her supplies from the market in Phnom Penh for resale at her home. Her husband grows papayas, tomatoes, corns, and food crops on their farmland. Mrs. Sokhum is requesting a loan of $700 to purchase one motorbike for her daughter to drive to work.

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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
  • 37
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  • $38,708,425
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Sokhom to purchase one motorbike for her daughter to drive to work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 27, 2008
Oct 13, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009