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Mrs. Pisey S. (pictured here), 24, and her husband, Mr. Chanthorn Phon, 28, married in 2003. They have two young daughters. They are living on an island of Mekong River roughly 15kms northeast of Phnom Penh City.

Pisey has been a silk weaver since she was 14. Also, she buys finished silk fabric from people in her village which she resells to a middleman. He then sells it in Phnom Penh market. Her husband has had a full-time job in Phnom Penh for 3 years.

Pisey is applying for a loan of 800USD to purchase silk materials for her weaving business and to buy finished silk fabric for resale.

Additional Information


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
  • 111
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  • $41,847,450
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Pisey to purchase silk materials and finished silk fabric for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 11, 2010
Feb 14, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011