Partner Description:

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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.

By making credit available to marginalized groups -- woman-headed households, in particular -- MAXIMA serves clients who are unable to get loans through traditional commercial banks. With this service, MAXIMA’s clients are able to harness their natural skills and entrepreneurial spiritto start or grow their businesses.

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A MAXIMA client with a weaving business.

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. In general, loans empower people to build brighter futures not only for their families, but for their entire communities.

MAXIMA’s vision is to be a leading microfinance institution with the highest quality of customer service. Its mission is to offer microfinance services with emphasis on lending to the rural poor and low-income clients so they can improve their lives and realize their business goals. The organization has a dedicated team and aims to create value that satisfies all stakeholders socially and economically.


Images courtesy of MAXIMA.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva May 28, 2007 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $3,843,800 $710,025,300
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $534,500
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 352
Amount of Paying Back Loans $165,075 $132,536,125
Number of Paying Back Loans 171 151,012
Amount of Ended Loans $3,678,725 $576,954,675
Number of Ended Loans 5,220 716,371
Delinquency Rate 0.40% 6.87%
Amount in Arrears $360 $5,933,399
Outstanding Portfolio $90,789 $86,398,737
Number of Loans Delinquent 4 19,419
Default Rate 0.00% 1.12%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $142 $6,485,241
Amount of Ended Loans $3,678,725 $576,954,675
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 2 19,256
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.25%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $1,755,454
Refund Rate 0.26% 0.68%
Amount of Refunded Loans $10,025 $4,859,375
Number of Refunded Loans 14 5,363

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 72.53% 74.33%
Average Loan Size $694 $417
Average Individual Loan Size $715 $654
Average Group Loan Size $595 $1,845
Average number of borrowers per group 2.7 8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $2,600 $5,941
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 26.67% 7.01%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 4.54 days 6.29 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $152.78 $66.23
  Average Loan Term 16.1 months 10.74 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 5,726 349,299
  Journaling Rate 96.21% 41.46%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.11 0.07
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 5.29 1.59

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2013 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 25% PY 30.00% PY 32.03% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 3.4% 4.6% -1.92%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) 115.50% 184.00% 19.63%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Bunhak An
Sokket Kim
Rithy Ponnak Pa
sothea san
Len Si
Sive Chheng Sreng

Kiva Fellow(s)

Katherine O'Brien