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Mr. Saroeun N., 54, and his wife, Mrs. Sara Pun, 51, who live along National Road Number One about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh, were married in 1979 and have six children: two sons and four daughters. Three of their children are married and live outside the family home while one daughter is a garment factory worker and the other two children study in local school.

Saroeun and his wife have been farming since 1979, growing rice both for sale and for personal consumption. He is requesting a loan of $500 to purchase fertilizers and pesticides and to pay for the plowing of his rice farm.

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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
  • 38
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  • $38,709,225
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Saroeun to purchase fertilizers and pesticides and to pay for plowing of his rice farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 25, 2008
Oct 11, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009