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Partner Description:

CACMU is a savings and loan cooperative founded in 2001 in Ecuador with the goal of providing financial and non-financial services to underserved women and their families.


The savings and loan cooperative is part of a larger group made up of several organizations offering health coverage, technical assistance, and training services for environmental conservation. CACMU provides a package of services throughout the business cycle.


A unique lending approach:

CACMU reaches very rural borrowers due to the creation of a mobile branch, which allows them to access remote areas where it would be too costly to open a branch. They use the mobile branch not only for financial services but also for health events that are free to members and non-members alike.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Aug 17, 2015 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $444,700 $974,903,975
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $446,850
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 211
Amount of Paying Back Loans $247,775 $147,400,875
Number of Paying Back Loans 316 183,981
Amount of Ended Loans $196,925 $827,056,250
Number of Ended Loans 282 1,039,701
Delinquency Rate 0.74% 8.21%
Amount in Arrears $1,317 $7,880,852
Outstanding Portfolio $177,883 $95,953,362
Number of Loans Delinquent 5 20,164
Default Rate 0.18% 1.39%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $359 $11,517,038
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 1 33,034
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.45%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $4,428,499
Refund Rate 0.33% 0.61%
Amount of Refunded Loans $1,450 $5,967,400
Number of Refunded Loans 2 5,984

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 59.73% 75.40%
Average Loan Size $744 $399
Average Individual Loan Size $744 $629
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,760
Average number of borrowers per group 0 7.7
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $10,600 $5,874
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 7.01% 6.79%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 10.76 days 6.9 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $69.09 $57.76
  Average Loan Term 11.45 months 11.13 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 165 509,194
  Journaling Rate 46.40% 41.50%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.00 0.05
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.00 1.16

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2014 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 17% PY 20.00% PY 26.13% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 0.54% 1.8% -1.72%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 49.00% 16.60%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Juan Fernando Arias Carvajal
Anita Mercedes Catucuago Mendez
Anita Mercedes Catucuago Mendez
Mark Eisenberg
Andrea Victoria Paredes Salazar