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Mrs. Sophy L., 45, and her husband, Mr. Phin Bo, 41, who live on an island on the Mekong River about 15 kilometers from Phnom Penh, were married in 1987 and have three children: two sons and one daughter. Two of their children have full time employment in Phnom Penh, and the third attends the local school.

Sophy has been a silk weaver for 22 years, a skill she learned from her mother. She sells her finished products to the middleman in the village, who then resells them in Phnom Penh. Phin is a motor taxi driver.

Sophy is requesting a loan of $300 to purchase silk material to continue her weaving business.

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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
  • 235
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  • $40,040,200
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Sophy to purchase silk material for weaving.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 26, 2008
Jul 12, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009