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Mr. Ponlork N., 35, and his wife, Mrs. Sopheak Khorn, 34 live in a small village across the Mekong River about 20 kilometers from Phnom Penh. They married in 1994 and have four children: three sons who are learning Khmer traditional music and one young daughter.

Ponlork has been a musician for nine years. He wants to create another business producing rice wine to get extra income for his family. His wife has been selling fish and raising pigs for three years. Ponlork also assists his wife in raising pigs when he has free time. He is requesting a loan of US$ 600 to purchase raw materials for producing rice wine.

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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 $600 helped Ponlork to purchase materials for producing rice wine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2008
Jan 5, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010