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Mrs. Zongty E. and her husband, Kong Saron, have been married since 1986. They have two daughters. One of their daughters is studying at the university in Phnom Penh and the other is attending a local school. The family lives on an island in the Mekong River, about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh.

Mrs. E. started her silk weaving business in 1980. It’s a skill she learned from her mother (she is pictured with her mother). Her husband is a silk weaver as well. Both of thE. work hard to support their daughters and promote their education.

Mrs. E. is requesting a loan in the amount of $1000. She will use this money to purchase silk materials for weaving and to pay tuition for her daughter who is attending the university.

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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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  • $41,847,450
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Zongty to purchase silk materials and pay tuition.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 11, 2008
Feb 25, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009