Kiva's first businesses were started in East Africa with the close help of Jessica and Matt Flannery. Matt and Jess were not working formally with a microfinance institution in 2005.

Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Apr 15, 2005 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $26,600 $700,499,600
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $622,075
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 380
Amount of Paying Back Loans $0 $132,532,275
Number of Paying Back Loans 0 149,354
Amount of Ended Loans $26,600 $567,345,250
Number of Ended Loans 55 706,085
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 7.78%
Amount in Arrears $0 $6,756,082
Outstanding Portfolio $0 $86,806,746
Number of Loans Delinquent 0 27,655
Default Rate 9.19% 1.12%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $2,445 $6,327,222
Amount of Ended Loans $26,600 $567,345,250
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 7 19,053
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.23%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $1,591,452
Refund Rate 0.00% 0.69%
Amount of Refunded Loans $0 $4,842,450
Number of Refunded Loans 0 5,332

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 52.73% 74.29%
Average Loan Size $484 $417
Average Individual Loan Size $484 $655
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,844
Average number of borrowers per group 0 8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $0 $3,373
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 0.00% 12.35%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 0 days 6.22 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $0.00 $66.94
  Average Loan Term 6.04 months 10.71 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 422 344,908
  Journaling Rate 100.00% 41.53%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 1.15 0.07
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 2.91 1.61

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2009 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower N/A 57.00% PY 32.11% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) N/A 4.5% -1.95%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) N/A 61.00% 19.57%

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Field Partner Staff

Hellen Rose Akiteng
Rowland Amulyoto
Jo Henriksen
stella Ikere
Josphat Kabui
Monica Martinez
Richard Mazengo
Alfred Tabaaro