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Entrepreneurs du Monde (EdM) is a French NGO created in 1998 that works with vulnerable populations in developing countries. The organization enables thousands of women and men living in extremely difficult circumstances to improve their living conditions. EDM provides support for their micro-entrepreneurs to help them access products that positively impact health, livelihood and the environment.

EdM aims to increase access to energy in developing countries by making clean, modern and affordable energy technologies (cooking and lighting equipment) available to low-income populations. The NGO operates as an incubator for social businesses, which distribute gas stoves, improved biomass stoves, solar-powered lights and solar home systems. 

EdM operates on the ground through 3 different approaches:
     • Social microfinance: Providing micro entrepreneurs in the informal sector with financial services and socio-economic services.
     • Social entrepreneurship: Encouraging the distribution of products offering significant health, economic and environmental benefits and enabling the development of local networks of independent social enterprises managed by local entrepreneurs.
     • Business development services: To support the development of SMEs in high value-added sectors that have limited access to microfinance services (for example artisanal manufacturing).

A unique lending approach
Kiva provides an important source of flexible, risk-tolerant working capital for social businesses in EdM’s network so that they can import and stock clean energy products to meet customer demand. These products positively impact health and the environment by providing a safe and clean source of energy in impoverished communities around the world. 

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Aug 1, 2012 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $87,350 $939,391,750
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $523,475
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 519
Amount of Paying Back Loans $74,950 $144,680,000
Number of Paying Back Loans 2 177,234
Amount of Ended Loans $12,400 $794,188,275
Number of Ended Loans 19 994,961
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 7.81%
Amount in Arrears $0 $7,430,834
Outstanding Portfolio $31,244 $95,114,087
Number of Loans Delinquent 0 19,254
Default Rate 0.00% 1.40%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $0 $11,137,575
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 0 31,507
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.46%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $4,278,396
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.63%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $5,887,300
Number of Refunded Loans 0 5,924

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 52.38% 75.19%
Average Loan Size $4,160 $401
Average Individual Loan Size $4,160 $634
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,772
Average number of borrowers per group 0 7.8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $1,300 $5,896
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 319.96% 6.80%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 1.53 days 6.93 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $2,715.27 $57.88
  Average Loan Term 8.19 months 11.1 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 3 488,756
  Journaling Rate 10.53% 41.62%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.50 0.05
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 1.19

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2015 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 0% APR N/A 25.92% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 0.3% N/A -0.29%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A N/A 17.68%

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Field Partner Staff

Lydie Ballet
Lise Davy
Stéphanie Dietsch
Sayouba Guira
Claire Le Ster
Thomas Thivillon