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Mrs. Sopahal S. and her husband married in 1999. They have two sons, one of whom is in school. The family lives on an island on the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh.

Mrs. Sophal has been a weaver for eleven years. It’s a skill she learned from her aunt. She sells her finished products to the middle man in the village who sells them in Phnom Penh. Apart from weaving, Sophal also sells pork in the village market in the mornings. She has been doing this business for eight years. Her husband is a silk weaver as well.

She is requesting a loan in the amount of $200 to purchase silk material for weaving.

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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
  • 69
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  • $41,753,700
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Sophal to purchase silk material for weaving.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 2, 2008
Apr 18, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009