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Mrs. Khom S., 58, and her husband, Mr. Lun Phoeng, 58, live on an island of Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh. They were married in 1979 and have four daughters; three of them are married and live outside the family home. The youngest daughter weaves silk at home.

Mrs. Khom S. has been a silk weaver since she was 12 years old, a skill she learned from her neighbor. She sells her finished products to the middleman in the village, who then takes them to sell in Phnom Penh. Her husband spins thread for neighbors to get extra income. He has been farming since he was young.

Mrs. Khom is requesting a loan of $600 to build a fence for her house and purchase silk materials for her daughter's weaving of silk.

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MAXIMA Mikroheranhvatho 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
  • 280
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $37,502,950
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Khom to build a fence for the house and purchase silk materials for weaving.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 9, 2008
Nov 4, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009