Piseth, 24 years old, is single and lives with his parents and brother in a suburb of Phnom Pen. His mother stays at home and does housework and his father is a construction contractor.
Piseth is now a third year student in Phnom Penh City, majoring in computer science. He is asking for a loan to pay for his school fees. He hopes he will have a good job in the information technology sector.
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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 Mikroheranhvatho 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.