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Mrs. Sophal S., 50, and her husband, Mr. Nha In, 50, who live on an island in the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers from Phnom Penh, were married in 1975 and have four children, three sons and one daughter. One of her children has full-time employment and the other three are enrolled in a local school.

Mrs. Sophal has been farming for over ten years. She grows melons, papayas, and corn in her farm not so far from her house. Her husband is a fisherman and does construction work when he has free time.

Sophal is requesting a loan of US$ 500 to purchase a boat for her husband's fishing, build a shelter for cows, and pay fees for renting more plots of land for farming.

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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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  • $39,862,000
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Sophal to purchase a boat for fishing, build a shelter for cows, and rent more plots of land for farming.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 8, 2008
Jul 23, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010