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Samat (pictured with her loom), 40, is a weaver. Her husband, Bunly (41), is a rice farmer and raises cows at home. They have been married since 1992 and have two sons. One is a construction worker and another is in school. The family is living in a village across the Mekong River about twenty kilometers from Phnom Penh City.

Samat is asking for a loan of 400 USD to assist her husband’s farming business by buying seed, fertilizer, and pesticides to maintain his rice farm.

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
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  • $40,005,625
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Samat to buy seed, fertilizer, and pesticides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 5, 2011
Oct 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012