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Mrs. Yean C., 60, and her husband, Mr. Tha Khat, 70, live in a small village across the Mekong River about fifteen kilometers north of Phnom Penh. They were married in 1964 and have seven children: three sons and four daughters. Two of their sons are married and living in separate houses, and the other son is a tailor. Their four daughters are silk weavers.

Mrs. Yean has been a weaver since 1964, employing a skill she learned from her sister-in-law. She sells her finished products to the middle man in the village, who then takes them to sell in Phnom Penh. Mr. Tha is a farmer. He grows rice and sesame in the farm near the house.

Yean is requesting a loan of US$1000 to purchase silk materials for her three daughters' 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
  • 173
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  • $41,456,250
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Yean to purchase silk material for weaving.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 23, 2008
Sep 9, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010