The financial means to attend university and achieve a higher education is well beyond the reach of many students in Cambodia. Some try to study using family savings or borrowing from relatives for their first year, but many of these students struggle to make enough money for food, housing and living expenses and they eventually are forced to leave as the costs become too great. In Cambodia the average annual family income is $950, and with tuition fees for one year of university costing $600, the reality faced by most students is that university is beyond their financial reach. Unlike other countries where student loans are commonplace, student loans in Cambodia are only now emerging as a way to secure an education.
What JWOC is Doing
JWOC offers low interest, no collateral loans for students who wish to continue their education beyond high school. Students with financial need and who do not have a scholarship can continue their studies at university or through vocational training by utilizing a JWOC loan.
Associate and Bachelor Degree
Loans give students the opportunity to further their education at university. With a guarantor, JWOC offers loans to cover a semester at university at an affordable interest rate. All loans are repaid within 6 months.
$50 – 300
Loans give students the opportunity to specialize and pursue a Masters at a local university. With a guarantor, JWOC offers loans to cover tuition fees at an affordable interest rate. All loans are repaid within 6 months.
$100 – 600
JWOC training loans give all within our community the opportunity to access accredited vocational training to improve skills and employability. With a guarantor, JWOC offers loans to cover training costs at an affordable interest rate. All loans are repaid within 3-6 months.
By donating to JWOC’s Education Loans Project you are not only supporting an individual access education, but you are also helping those gain an education in the future. As loans are repaid, JWOC is able to use the money again to help further individuals to develop their skills and community.