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Bope (pictured here) is single, age 18, and lives with her parent in a suburb of Phnom Penh.

Malin had just finished her baccalaureate, and she wants to continue her bachelor's degree in accounting at the university. Hence, she has decided to apply for a loan to pay her school fees.

The terms to study for a bachelor's degree in Cambodia: There are four years, which are divided into two semesters each year, first and second semester. And students can prefer to pay school fees by the year or by the semester, depending on school or university privacy policy.

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This loan is part of Maxima's new higher education program designed to increase access to college degrees for students from low-income families. This is a new initiative for Maxima, developed with technical assistance from Vittana, another Kiva partner focused on student loans. By making education more affordable, this loan program is well-positioned to help young people lift themselves out of poverty and start creating change for their families and communities.


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.

About Cambodia

  • $2,600
    Average annual income
  • 47
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    Cambodia Loans Fundraising
  • $38,691,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Bope to pay her school fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2013
Oct 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014