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Mrs. Chanthy P., 41, and her husband, Mr. Sy Hoem , 43 (pictured together), have been married since 1990 and have four children: one son and three daughters. One of them is married and lives outside the family home and other three are in school. The family lives in a small village located seventeen kilometers south of Phnom Penh City.

Chanthy has been selling fish for ten years. She buys fish from fisherman in her village and transports them to sell in Phnom Penh market. Her husband has been a construction worker for seven years. She hopes to expand her business so she will able to get additional income. So she is asking for her first loan in the amount of US$ 600 to buy more fish for resale.

Chanthy also will use a part of her loan to purchase a trailer for her son-in-law to use as a motor 'remorque' taxi. A 'remorque' is a motorbike attached to a trailer at the back.

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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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  • $41,451,425
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Chanthy to buy more fish for resale and a trailer to attach to a motorbike.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 2, 2010
Mar 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011