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Mrs. Saran U. and her husband, Mr. SU.-eng Bou, live on an island in the Mekong River, about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh City. They have been married since 1983 and have two sons — one employed full time and the other one in school. Saran and her husband have been raising pigs and producing rice wine since they were married. She is asking for a loan of $1,200 to purchase food for her pigs and rice for making rice wine.

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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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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Saran to purchase food for pigs and rice for making rice wine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 28, 2010
Oct 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 19, 2011