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Partner Description:

Bai Tushum Bank CJSC  is a microfinance bank in Kyrgyzstan offering clients a range of financial products, including loans for business development, trade, production, leasing, mortgage, consumption and more, as well as savings accounts. Established as a bank in 2000, Bai Tushum has a portfolio mostly comprised of group loans designed to cater to the broadest population of clients.

Located in Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan declared its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Today, about 34% of the population lives below the poverty line.

The country’s microfinance sector is well-developed with more than 400 institutions. Bai Tushum is among the three largest institutions in the country, providing more than 20% of the nation’s microcredit.

Kiva lenders’ funds will help the bank expand its services in remote areas to impact even more vulnerable communities in Kyrgyzstan.

Bai Tushum Bank CJSC’s impact and partnerships:

The bank has entered a new stage in its development by becoming the first microfinance institution in Kyrgyzstan to receive a deposit-taking license. It launched its first savings products in September 2011. As of December 2012, Bai Tushum has more than 30,000 clients and a portfolio of $63 million.

An important area of operation for Bai Tushum is the support of social development projects. In the last year, the bank launched two new socially-oriented credit products: loans for the improvement of living conditions in rural areas, and loans for purchase of alternative energy sources. Additionally, Bai Tushum is training staff to implement financial literacy services for clients in the near future.

Here is a short video about the bank’s work and impact:

Bai Tushum partners with many well-known international organizations includingInternational Finance Corporation (IFC),USAID,European Bank of Reconstruction and Development,GIZ,Oiko Credit,Triple Jump and more.


Repayment Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Start Date On Kiva Jul 6, 2010 Oct 12, 2005
Total Loans $6,241,700 $665,517,675
Amount of raised Inactive loans $0 $424,725
Number of raised Inactive loans 0 322
Amount of Paying Back Loans $2,075,175 $129,019,425
Number of Paying Back Loans 1,480 142,477
Amount of Ended Loans $4,166,525 $536,073,525
Number of Ended Loans 2,751 670,655
Delinquency Rate 0.00% 5.35%
Amount in Arrears $0 $4,487,160
Outstanding Portfolio $1,463,928 $83,851,702
Number of Loans Delinquent 0 16,027
Default Rate 0.11% 1.11%
Amount of Ended Loans Defaulted $4,618 $5,954,672
Amount of Ended Loans $4,166,525 $536,073,525
Number of Ended Loans Defaulted 7 17,854
Currency Exchange Loss Rate 0.75% 0.17%
Amount of Currency Exchange Loss $46,664 $1,106,295
Refund Rate 0.05% 0.71%
Amount of Refunded Loans $2,900 $4,695,700
Number of Refunded Loans 1 5,220

Loan Characteristics On Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Loans to Women Borrowers 92.86% 74.23%
Average Loan Size $1,470 $417
Average Individual Loan Size $1,475 $655
Average Group Loan Size $1,911 $1,841
Average number of borrowers per group 3.1 8
Average GDP per capita (PPP) in local country $2,100 $3,388
Average Loan Size / GDP per capita (PPP) 70.02% 12.31%
Average Time to Fund a Loan 12.11 days 6.05 days
Average Dollars Raised Per Day Per Loan $121.40 $68.98
  Average Loan Term 14.35 months 10.63 months

Journaling Performance on Kiva

    This Field Partner All Kiva Partners
  Total Journals 1,541 328,989
  Journaling Rate 39.78% 41.78%
  Average Number of Comments Per Journal 0.01 0.07
  Average Number of Recommendations Per Journal 0.01 1.68

Borrowing Cost Comparison (based on 2012 data)

    This Field Partner Median for MFI's in Country All Kiva Partners
  Average Cost to Borrower 33% PY 34.00% PY 33.02% PY
  Profitability (return on assets) 0.8% 3.4% -0.68%
  Average Loan Size (% of per capita income) 160.50% 90.00% 36.66%

Country Fast Facts

Field Partner Staff

Nazira Birnazarova
Kanat Kurmanov
Kanatbek Shamshiev
Gulnara Shamshieva
Kristina Shapovalova
Evgeniya Shatunova
Mirgul Tokusheva
Nurgul Torobaeva

Kiva Fellow(s)

Wui Wui Yu