Last updated April 8, 2013

Partner Description:

Ryada was founded in 1994 as a program of CHF International to offer microfinance products in Palestine and provide services to low- and moderate-income businesses, home owners and consumers in the West Bank and Gaza. The organization targets clients who cannot access credit from commercial banking institutions.

In 2012, Ryada’s outstanding portfolio reached US$14.4 million, and it was able to achieve a record-low at-risk percentage of 1.4% -- lower than other Palestinian microfinance institutions. Currently, it is one of the largest microfinance providers in the West Bank and Gaza.Ryada provides loans for housing, small businesses, young entrepreneurs and household needs. To date, the institution has disbursed US$100 million in loans, improving housing for 15,000 families, helping 6,200 small businesses grow, and impacting even more lives.

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The institution partners with Palestine’s 6 major banks to operate its microfinance programs and build its profile as a solid investment business. Ryada has partnered with Kiva since 2008 and is now an active member of Palestinian microfinance network Sharakeh and Arabic microfinance network Sanabel, as well as MIX Market.

In the next five years, Ryada aims to register as a for-profit company, serve upwards of 17,000 clients, and reach an outstanding portfolio of $39 million.

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Images courtesy of Ryada.


Kiva HelpRepayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Nov 24, 2008 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $1,832,700 $540,185,700
Amount of Raised Inactive Loans $0 $365,925
Number Of Raised Inactive Loans 0 252
Amount of Paying Back Loans $939,750 $111,883,875
Number Of Paying Back Loans 468 115,751
Amount of Ended Loans $892,950 $427,935,900
Number Of Ended Loans 430 549,722
Delinquency Rate 0.26% 3.26%
Amount In Arrears $1,762 $2,377,834
Outstanding Portfolio $665,227 $72,977,849
Number of Loans Delinquent 4 10,580
Default Rate 0.66% 1.01%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $5,880 $4,332,252
Amount of Ended Loans $892,950 $427,935,900
Number Of Ended Loans Defaulted 6 14,039
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.00% 0.06%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $0 $298,028
Refund Rate 0.16% 0.82%
Amount of Refunded Loans $3,000 $4,417,000
Number Of Refunded Loans 1 4,864

Kiva HelpLoan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans To Women Entrepreneurs 18.96% 74.10%
Average Loan Size $2,042 $417
Average Individual Loan Size $2,042 $656
Average Group Loan Size $0 $1,814
Average Number Of Entrepreneurs Per Group 0 8
Average GDP Per Capita (PPP) in Local Country $2,900 $3,462
Average Loan Size / GDP Per Capita (PPP) 70.41% 12.06%
Average Time To Fund A Loan 10.3 days 5.29 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $198.26 $78.89
  Average Loan Term 25.56 months 10.05 months

Kiva HelpJournaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 52 269,088
  Journaling Rate 13.24% 42.08%
  Average Number Of Comments Per Journal 0.54 0.09
  Average Number Of Recommendations Per Journal 13.52 2.06

Kiva HelpBorrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2011 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI Peers in Country All Kiva Partners
  Portfolio Yield 20.60% 11.60% 34.93%
  Profitability (Return on Assets) 6.1% 0.3% -1.11%
  Average Loan Size (% of Per Capita Income) 174.50% 117.90% 42.70%

Kiva HelpCountry Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Mahmoud Abed Al Rahman
Lina AL Khateeb
operations assistant
Eman Hassouneh
Eman Hassouneh
Amer Hidmi
Mervat Jaradat
Marwan Madia
Hala Naser
Lina Nasr
Alaa Sisalem
Nadin Zaghal