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Mrs. Sinat Y., 56, is widow with three children; two sons and one daughter. All of her children are married. Two live outside the family home and the youngest one lives with her. The family lives on an Island on Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh.

Mrs. Sinat has sold silk products since 1997. She buys the finished products from weavers in her village and the nearby province for resale in other provinces. Before stating this business she wove silk at home.

Mrs. Sinat is requesting a loan in the amount of $500 to purchase silk products for resale.

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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 $500 helped Sinat to purchase silk products for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 9, 2008
Apr 25, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009