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Mrs. Oy C., age 40, was married in 1971 and has one son and four daughters. She has been in the business of growing vegetables on her farmland in the village since 1979. In addition, she also weaves silk at home, along with her two daughters. The youngest daughter is studying at school in Khsach Kandal district and she assists her mother in weaving silk when she is off from school. Her husband, Mr. Kroeun Rean, is a farmer, and their son helps his father in the farming activities.

Oy has borrowed money from MAXIMA three times already. Now she is requesting another loan, in the amount of $1,200. She will use this money to purchase seeds, fertilizer, and pesticides, and some of the money will be used to buy silk materials and sewing thread, and to pay fees for selecting and preparing silk on the looms.

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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
  • 202
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  • $39,964,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Oy to purchase seeds, fertilizer, and pesticides, and to purchase silk materials and pay fees for preparing a loom.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2008
Jan 11, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009