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Partners in Health, Peru, is an organization that treats disease and trains community members to provide education and care for their neighbors. Partners in Health, Peru, operates a program that provides quality healthcare options to low-income communities.  The program includes not only medical attention, but also psychological support and economic sustainability. 
 
Partners in Health, Peru, operates 16 "botiquines" (medical stations) in shantytowns throughout Lima to serve patients with no other access to health care. These medical stations are overseen by women trained as health promoters who manage supplies and coordinate medical care. 
 
As a partner of the Peruvian Ministry of Health, Partners in Health, Peru, impacts national policies for the prevention and treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and HIV. The organization provides important training and support to help implement the policies nationwide. 
 
A unique lending approach:
 
Partners in Health, Peru, targets residents of Lima and Callao, Peru who are living in poverty and suffer from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis or HIV, as well as families with children at risk of developmental delays due to poverty. The organization uses Kiva funding to offer interest-free loans to help entrepreneurs in treatment start or sustain a micro-enterprise. Partners in Health, Peru, also provides food baskets, lodging, and psychological services to clients in treatment.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Sep 12, 2014 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $26,550 $960,329,225
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $513,600
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 259
Amount of Paying Back Loans $12,775 $143,415,825
Number of Paying Back Loans 26 178,188
Amount of Ended Loans $13,775 $816,399,800
Number of Ended Loans 27 1,025,299
Delinquency Rate 92.21% 8.25%
Amount in Arrears $3,230 $7,707,931
Outstanding Portfolio $3,503 $93,417,199
Number of Loans Delinquent 25 19,738
Default Rate 2.41% 1.40%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $333 $11,449,953
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 1 32,888
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.18% 0.46%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $47 $4,395,675
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.62%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $5,946,325
Number of Refunded Loans 0 5,964

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 81.13% 75.31%
Average Loan Size $501 $399
Average Individual Loan Size $501 $631
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,759
Average number of borrowers per group 0 7.7
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $12,000 $5,882
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 4.17% 6.79%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 5.37 days 6.92 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $93.27 $57.69
  Average Loan Term 12.17 months 11.11 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 0 500,360
  Journaling Rate 0.00% 41.45%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.05
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 1.17

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 29.00% PY 26.14% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 3.8% 1.4% -1.25%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 42.00% 16.85%

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Field Partner Staff

Oscar Ramirez